In the nutrition world, the foundation of innovation is functional ingredients. At the end of the day, the basis of all supplements is the ingredients inside the pill. In the food world, taste may always be king, but it’s the ingredients that make food stand out. Some of these building blocks, like trans fats or GMOs, have turned out to be the boogeymen, while others, like omega-3s or caffeine, are the X factor for consumers.
Our hot list isn't limited to only the best-selling ingredients nor ones anointed by Dr. Oz (necessarily). Just ones that should be. Pull up a chair – here are the top dozen ingredients that will do the most good for human health.
To check out Todd Runestad on Denver's TV channel 31 talk about five of these ingredients, click here.Start slideshow