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Episode 264 – Collagen Breakdown with Susane Leser from Gelita

In today’s episode of the ATP project, Matt and Steve had the honor of interviewing collagen expert, Susan Leser, from Gelita Germany. They ask all the questions that the team and our customers have had about collagen, what it is, how it works, and why we selected BodyBalance from their range to use in our Noway Collagen product range. Long-awaited and loaded with knowledge bombs left, right, and center!


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