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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.
Jason Slizgi B.Sc., PhD.
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.
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.