Effective natural solutions for every-day health problems
Like our name-sake, Tuatara Natural Products is uniquely New Zealand, using natural raw ingredients sourced from this country’s bountiful lands and seas.
Robust scientific research lies at the heart of everything that we make, supporting our mission to improve people’s health and life quality. We do this by using the best that New Zealand’s flora and fauna has to offer so as to develop effective natural solutions for commonly experienced health problems.
The Tuatara team is passionate about supporting good health the natural way, and we are proud to have developed a range of ground-breaking natural weight management, anti-aging and dry throat products. But we’re not going to stop there! Several research projects are currently underway to develop more new products for natural, pure health management.
Tuatara Natural Products was formed in 2014 as the sister company to natural ingredients producer, New Zealand Extracts Ltd. Our many years’ experience in naturally extracting active ingredients from fruit is put to excellent use in all Tuatara products.
Dr Glenn Vile
Glenn has a background in health research undertaken at the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand and Swiss Institute of Experimental Research, Lausanne, Switzerland. He co-founded Tuatara’s sister company New Zealand Extracts Ltd and now leads our scientific research team with an in-depth understanding of the body and how its natural processes can be assisted with the application of carefully formulated natural products.
Mike has been proudly involved with natural New Zealand products for over 30 years. He is a food technologist by training and has a strong background in business development, managing food ingredient companies both here and in the US.
Neil is an architect by trade, but an entrepreneur at heart. He has been the driving force behind a number of innovative businesses including Tuatara’s sister company New Zealand Extracts Ltd and a number of Marlborough wine companies.
Robyn provides our administrative support, assists with customer enquiries and dispatches orders.
New Zealand has a well-deserved reputation as a pristine and pure country that produces world-class food and supplement ingredients. So it is only natural that the ingredients that Tuatara uses for its products are sourced from New Zealand and manufactured in the most natural and pure way possible.
Tuatara sources our ingredients from our sister company NZ Extracts Ltd, which uses unique 100% Aqua Pure® technology to extract active ingredients from fruits.
Aqua Pure® uses only water, which means that the ingredients in all of our products are:
- Extracted in their natural state and not altered by chemicals
- Highly active and therefore effective
- Pure, containing no chemical or solvent residues
- Free from pesticides
- Free from genetically-modified organisms
The tuatara is a New Zealand taonga (treasure) that is the only one of its kind in the world. Fondly known as the living dinosaur, tuatara’s lineage can be traced back for over 200 million years.
These rare reptiles, who can live to be over 100 years old, are found only in New Zealand, particularly on the islands in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island – near where Tuatara Natural Products is based.
Tuatara are the world’s only remaining members of the order Sphenodontia so are of huge interest to biologists worldwide. Unfortunately the species is under threat from habitat loss and decimation by introduced species such as possums, rats and stoats.
Five percent of all profits generated by Tuatara Natural Products is donated to tuatara conservation in the Marlborough Sounds region.