12 ingredients that will change the world

Todd Runestad, Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor

April 29, 2014

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

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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