Todd Runestad

Functional Ingredients

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. Currently I'm editor-in-chief of Engredea, which includes Functional Ingredients magazine, Engredea Daily eNewsletter, Nutracon conference, Engredea Monograph series, and Engredea trade show linking suppliers and manufacturers in the global nutrition business.

My daily vitamin regime includes a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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Delicious Living’s 2017 Supplement Awards
We sussed out hundreds of products to find the cream of the crop supplements from companies that are doing it with quality, transparency and integrity.
Gut health supplements
Unboxed supplements: 12 non-probiotic digestive health products
Here are 12 products to consider beyond the popular probiotic supplements.
Magnesium and calcium supplements
5 favorite magnesium and calcium products
These mineral-rich products offer the right amount of magnesium and calcium, building better bones and delivering additional benefits at the same time.
For bone health, think magnesium over calcium
It’s long been a rule of thumb among supplement makers to have a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. But the research is shifting.
5 multivitamins that may be right for you
5 multivitamins that may be right for you
These multivitamin products offer unique benefits, from targeted nutrition to whole-food ingredients, that may be right for you.
Checklist: How to choose a multivitamin
Here are five things to look for when shopping for the best multivitamin for you.
4 in 10 St. John’s wort supplements are adulterated
In a test of 37 commercial St. John's wort supplements, a consortium of laboratories found that 14 — 38 percent — were fake.
Blurred lines: Is it a food or a supplement?
Once limited to pills, supplements now come in any form that satisfies your health-craving sensibilities.
Delicious Living’s 2016 Supplement Awards
We scrutinized labels, consulted our Standards department, tasted and tested to bring you our top supplement picks in 24 categories. Shop with confidence knowing these choices are safe, effective and backed by science.
How close can supplements come to real food?
Research shows that almost nobody eats a perfectly balanced diet. Can whole-food supplements really fill the gap?
Your top supplement questions, answered
Welcome to our crash course on supplements, where we answer your top questions about popular health boosters.
What are the different forms of supplements? 3
From capsules and tablets to gummies and powders, supplements come in many forms. Learn the unique benefits of each.
Who takes supplements, and why? 2
How many Americans take supplements annually—and what do they use them for? Get the stats on supplement trends in the United States.
Top 10 most popular supplements 3
Check out the top 10 supplements of 2014 according to SPINS, a consumer insights agency for the natural, organic, and specialty products industry.
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