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Podcast / Inside Food science
Podcast / Inside Food science

Why are people so excited about collagen?

Last July, Mintel labelled collagen a ‘hero ingredient’, with the global market set to hit €828.6m by 2023. What is behind the growing consumer demand for supplements, and how is the trend for ‘beauty from within’ driving significant growth in the collagen market.

This episode, in partnership with BioCell Technology, brings together a panel of experts to help explain how the demand for collagen has exploded, and why brands are looking at collagen instead of other products such as whey. Joining host Stefan Gates are Suhail Ishaq, President, BioCell Technology LLC Nathan Gray, Science and Technical Director, Collagen Stewardship Alliance and Rowena Thomson, Nutrition Science Communications Manager, Solgar International, The Bountiful Company. Together they’ll explain why self care is so important for consumers right now, especially following COVID-19, and how collagen can help support healthy ageing and overall wellbeing.

About our panel

Suhail Ishaq, President, BioCell Technology LLC

Suhail Ishaq, President of BioCell Technology, is a business executive with over 25 years of experience in the nutraceutical industry. His in-depth knowledge of food, drug, and cosmetic research and development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance have made him one of the most sought‐after professionals in the dietary supplement industry. Suhail is an anti-aging pioneer and leading innovator with several patents surrounding hydrolyzed collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid compositions for health and beauty. He’s routinely quoted in trade and scientific publications internationally.

Nathan Gray, Science and Technical Director, Collagen Stewardship Alliance

Nathan Gray is an industry analyst and consultant with more than a decade of experience in the food and nutrition space and more than 15 years in media and science communication.

An experienced communicator and strategic connector, Nathan brings with a wealth of experience and expertise in food technology, nutrition science and wellness trends. As an industry thought leader, he is passionate about innovation and scientific discovery in nutrition – and in particular the microbiome and sports nutrition categories.

Nathan has a BSc Human Biosciences from the University of Plymouth, UK, where he specialised in exercise nutrition, immunology and science communication. After this he gained a postgraduate certification in Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK, where he worked on radio and TV productions in addition to online and print journalism.

Rowena Thomson, Nutrition Science Communications Manager, Solgar International, The Bountiful Company 

Rowena Thomson brings over 9 years of international expertise communicating science and health benefits at The Bountiful Company for the Solgar Brand. Her in-depth knowledge of food supplements, botanical ingredients and the consumer goods industry has supported award-winning innovation launches, business-to-business educational programmes and helps communicate complex and technical information to distributors, retailers and commercial teams.

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