“I wanted to create a brand that took paleo to the next level. One that educates people on the best principles whilst leaving room for evolution.’ – Ben Shouler, Founder.
Planet Paleo was founded by Ben Shouler, a nutritional therapist and naturopath with a background in nutraceutical research. He has worked with many of the leading companies in the natural health industry in an educational capacity and has a strong understanding of the complex dynamics of nutrition and herbal medicine supplementation.
Whilst passionately studying the more scientific side of naturopathic medicines, he has always been fascinated in ancient remedies and the more esoteric, energetic approach to traditional medicine. Planet Paleo was founded with these two approaches in mind.
We believe in bringing the best principles of the Paleo diet into the 21st century, mixing traditional foods with scientific advancements to create health products that taste great, are easy to use and get results. Our collagen supplements contain large quantities of primal foods and remedies alongside nutrients that work synergistically to promote optimum health.
We don’t believe in gimmicks, all of our paleo supplements and formulations are of the highest quality and made to practitioner standards with significant quantities of nutrients. All products are GMO, gluten and dairy free. We only use ethically sourced ingredients and are committed to animal welfare practices.
For thousands of years, collagen-rich foods have been a key part of diets all over the world. For as long as our Paleo ancestors have been cooking food over a fire they would have been eating every part of the animals they caught – including the bones! Bone broths being one of the most nourishing foods on the planet.
From oxtail stew in Africa, bouillon in France, or your Grandma’s ‘age-old-cure-for-everything’ chicken broth! Many of the most nourishing dishes in the world are rich in collagen.
The word ‘collagen’ is derived from the greek word ‘kolla’, meaning glue and is the substance that literally holds the body together. It is the most abundant protein in the body
Its main role is to provide structural support and strength, however it also protects the vital organs and provides flexibility, support and movement. It is also needed for the replacement and restoration of dead skin cells and to strengthen tendons and ligaments
Our collagen powders are highly bio-available, naturally high in protein and provide the body with key building blocks for better health and wellness.
We believe cows should be raised in their traditional habitat, free range and eating grass as their main source of food. We source our collagen from a supplier who chooses select farms in South America where traditional cattle ranching methods are utilised and where the cattle are allowed to roam freely on pasture lands without pesticides, growth hormones and antibiotics.
What is the Paleo Diet?
The core concept behind the paleo diet is to eat foods that are similar to the ones eaten by our ancestors. Our eating patterns have changed rapidly since the dawn of agriculture, which hasn’t left our bodies much time to adapt to the changes and the increase in food diversity.
Many believe that eating a Paleo diet is a strict way of living however we do not believe this is helpful at promoting a healthy state of mind. We think of the paleo diet as more of a cuisine than a diet that should be rigorously followed to achieve optimum health. This is why we make our collagen powders suitable for those on the paleo diet but also for those who simply want to introduce some of the many benefits of paleo friendly foods into their everyday life.