Natural Products Expo West 2024 was a high-vibe smash hit among retailers and exhibitors at the convention and education sessions for some 70,000 industry insiders in Anaheim, California.

Todd Runestad, Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com

March 17, 2024

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At a Glance

  • Out of 70,000, we give you two dozen beautiful people.
  • Exhibitors to retailers, service providers to industry legends, all!
  • #ExpoWest #EmpowerYourFuture @NatProdExpo

Hear! Hear! Are you here? Do you know someone here? Here at Natural Products Expo West 2024, the energy was decidedly pre-Before Times. As our friend Scott Larkin put it, "One more Natural Products Expo in the books! We walk and talk and listen to market trends, nutrition science and an array of new products in all categories. Inspiring and energizing at every turn. And of course socializing and celebrating every day. Great to see all my friends and colleagues once again."

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Natural Products Insider

Todd Runestad has been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. He is content director for NaturalProductsInsider.com and Natural Products Insider 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 covers raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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Specialty

Todd writes about nutrition science news such as this story on mitochondrial nutrients, innovative ingredients such as this story about 12 trendy new ingredient launches from SupplySide West 2023, and is a judge for the NEXTY awards honoring innovation, integrity and inspiration in natural products including his specialty — dietary supplements. He extensively covered the rise and rise and rise and fall of cannabis hemp CBD. He helps produce in-person events at SupplySide West and SupplySide East trade shows and conferences, including the wildly popular Ingredient Idol game show, as well as Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East and the NBJ Summit. He was a board member for the Hemp Industries Association.

Education / Past Lives

In previous lives Todd was on the other side of nature from natural products — natural history — as managing editor at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He's sojourned to Burning Man and Mount Everest. He graduated many moons ago from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.

Quotes

"There is not a colds-and-flu season. There is a vitamin D-deficiency season."

"There is no such thing as inclement weather. Only improper attire."

Link answers question, "When taking magnesium, should you also take vitamin D3 2,000 IU?"

"Cannabis is nature's most nearly perfect plant."

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