Plantonin specialises in providing evidence based high quality nootropics, supplements and creams using ingredients from New Zealand's unique natural sustainable resources. We aim to promote ingredients from New Zealand's unique sustainable ecosystem to the world by synergistically formulating premium cognitive nootropics, supplements and creams.
We have an experienced team of Scientists, Medical Herbalists and Naturopaths with an extensive scientific knowledge and commitment to providing superior quality products to our customers.
Scott Paterson B.M.S., M.B.A.
Founder And Director.
Scott is the founder of Plantonin, he has an extensive background in business and a strong interest in health. After completing an undergraduate degree in science and business studies Scott completed a master’s degree with a thesis in health deliverables. His interest in health led him to establish a successful health business. Throughout his involvement in business he has maintained three core values: honesty, transparency and trust that has ensured continuity in business dealings with other parties. Scott has experience in the global health industry and in business.
Laurence has over 35 years experience in the New Zealand Food Industry and a PhD in industrial chemistry and an MBA in business management. Since starting his career in clinical chemistry he has become a leader in the field of science and technology of natural products, especially lipids which include food oils, nutraceuticals and specialty antioxidants. Past directorships include NZ Dairy Foods, Food and Nutrition at Auckland University, FSANZ and Associate Professor of Food Technology at Massey University. Laurence is the current chairman of the NZIC oils and fats specialist group. He is a fellow of the NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology. He has also published papers on fats, antioxidants, squalene, flaxseed lignans and has experience with extraction and purification of bio actives.
Dr Willem Van Der Merwe MbChB (UOFS 1994) FRNZCUC
Willem is an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon and Emergency Doctor, working within the Emergency Department of Auckland Hospital. He specialises in sports medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery, reconstruction and meniscal repair using minimal invasive options and computer assisted surgery for knee replacements. Willem’s current research areas are ACL reconstructions, muscle training for the prevention of osteoarthritis and patellar femoral pain as well as 3D reconstruction for ACL and rotational instability. Providing effective solutions for pain management and resolution is the foremost focus for the research and work that Willem provides to his patients
Jason Slizgi B.Sc., PhD.
Plantonin also contributes to New Zealand Forest & Bird, a leading independent conservation organisation protecting wildlife and wild places, on land and in the sea around New Zealand. Plantonin has a special interest in protecting New Zealand's native birds.