Plantonin specialises in providing evidence based high quality products using ingredients from New Zealand's unique natural sustainable resources.
Plantonin was born from the need to help my mother that had reoccurring minor mobility joint discomfort. She was given conventional drugs that didn’t help. A product was formulated from natural health therapies that contained unique New Zealand ingredients. My mother started using this product and started to be relieved of her minor mobility joint discomfort. An accidental business was born from the need to help my mother. Plantonin now has grown offering products containing unique ingredients from one of the most unpolluted countries in the world - New Zealand. Its unique geographical location provides an oasis for which to grow the world's finest natural health ingredients.
We have an experienced team of Biomedical Scientists, Biochemists and Medical Herbalists 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.
Jason Slizgi B.Sc., PhD.
Mike Eyres, BNatMed, BV&O
Mike has a background in horticulture, biochemistry and the science of natural medicine. After graduating from Lincoln University in 2001, Mike spent 11 years in the wine industry as a production winemaker and general manager in Oregon, USA. Since returning to New Zealand in 2012, Mike retrained in Natural Medicine, learning to apply the science of extraction of bioactives from grapes to herbal extracts. Since 2012, Mike has worked as a technical consultant and formulator to the New Zealand food and dietary supplement industries. Mike has conducted research into plant extracts and human health and is an author of a peer-reviewed scientific paper. As a clinician in the field of natural medicine, Mike often sees the unmet need of adequate pain control in patients with chronic inflammation.
Aloysius Galvez B.Sc.Aloysius is our performance digital marketing manager. Online marketing is continuously evolving and to keep ahead of the trends requires a full time commitment by a Digital Marketer utilising cutting edge software to analyse large amounts of data. Aloysius also researches demand for New Product Development utilising various databases and is responsible for key advertising metrics.
Protecting our future
It is important to do more than just “talk the talk” of sustainability and eco-awareness, but to also “walk the walk” and make real changes in how we care for our planet. When you purchase a Plantonin product, you can feel good about buying from a company that ethically manufactures using environmentally responsible processes that are independently audited and verified. Plantonin uses plastic bottles that are made in New Zealand from 100% reusable packaging using Borouge Polypropylene (PP RE 420MO). Our plastic bottles are not only ISO 9001∶2015 and FDA EU accredited, but also Enviromark Gold Accredited and an Operation Clean Sweep partner (ensuring zero pallet, flake and powdered plastic enters our marine environment).
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.