• Lead Sponsor

    “Because more and more patients are receptive to herbal and complementary medicines, Amipro is able to provide new and innovative products that cater for individuals who wish to improve their quality of life, and for patients who have compromised health conditions and need unique essential nutrients”.
    Amipro demonstrates its commitment to purity and quality through its association with Metagenics, Inc. a leading developer and manufacturer of natural, science-based nutraceuticals and medical foods sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide.
    Metagenics was founded in 1983 with the mission to help patients "achieve their genetic potential through targeted nutrition." For more information about Metagenics, please visit the company’s Web site at www.metagenics.com
    Unlocking the Secrets of Genetic Potential through Nutrition
     “Emerging research leads to the development of specialized nutritional support and therapeutic lifestyle changes for a non-pharmacologic approach to optimal health,” said Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD
    Metagenics is headquartered in San Clemente, California, with manufacturing and multiple research facilities located in Gig Harbor, Washington — including its MetaProteomics® Nutrigenomics Research Centre and its Functional Medicine Research Centre for human clinical research.
    Metagenics holds multiple proprietary formula patents and produces over 400 research-based products to optimize health. such as heart health, joint heath, hormone balance, women’s health, men’s health, children’s health, blood sugar management, body composition, gastrointestinal health, detoxification, and more.
    Our aim at Amipro is to provide the most comprehensive, and advanced formulas possible, as well as excellent service and current information, enlisting the services of experts in their fields in order to obtain unbiased views on a variety of subjects, in order to give balanced assessment on the risks and benefits of the safety and efficacy of substances.


    Gold Sponsor

    Nordic Laboratories and DNAlysis Biotechnology are proud gold sponsors of IFM South Africa’s Functional Nutrition Head to Toe further education courses on comprehensive and innovative approaches to nutritional assessment. We share the belief that an improved biochemical insight of a patient improves clinical outcome. A key tool in obtaining that information is functional laboratory testing. Nordic Laboratories was founded in 1998 with the goal of supplying practitioners with the very best in laboratory tests, individually chosen based on quality, reproducibility, and clinical value from a wide range of suppliers.

    As part of our participation at this event we will focus on:

    Test pairing: pairing our exclusive genetic tests with specific functional tests. This combination allows for greater insight from which to build a highly individualized treatment strategy.

    Cutting edge tests that provide special value to a health care practice. These tests carry benefits such as practical sample collection (like our Vitamin D, CardioMetabolic, and Iodine Profiles) or provide a clearer functional analysis of a system, such as our 5-sugar intestinal permeability test. Our Urinary Hormone Test stands apart as a uniquely comprehensive set of sex and adrenal hormones, while our Liposcan test provides a more accurate assessment of atherosclerosis risk by providing the size distribution of different cholesterol particles.

    Please visit our conference stand for more information on these tests and our patient management system, Nordic VMS. To mark this event we will be offering a 30% discount on the following:

    • CardioMetabolic Profile I – to detect major indicators associated with metabolic/insulin resistance syndrome from a blood spot collection
    • Liposcan – to detect HDL as well as LDL sub-fractions
    • Vitamin D Profile
    • Urinary Hormone Test – a comprehensive sex and stress hormone test with sample collected via dried urine
    • Iodine Profile – sample collected via dried urine
    • Intestinal Permeability and Absorption (IPA) Analysis ­– a 5-sugar gut-health evaluation



    • DNA Life Training and Accreditation Course – certification course for our range of genetic tests, including education, materials, and a DNA Diet test


    Silver Sponsor

    Lancet Laboratories is one of the leading pathology laboratories operating throughout Africa, providing vital diagnostic and monitoring pathology services in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Committed to providing diagnostic excellence, Lancet Laboratories is SANAS accredited, and adheres to international criteria set out according to ISO Standard 17025/15189.
    From Lancet’s modest beginnings in the 1940s we have grown exponentially in capacity and we currently conduct in excess of 2.1 million blood tests each month across the African continent.

    Lancet operates in the private healthcare environment and provides specialist pathology services for the corporate, insurance and industrial sectors. We offer an extensive range of pathology services, from sophisticated molecular and cytogenetic investigations to advanced chemical analyses.


    Silver Sponsor

    Master Health Products is a manufacturer and importer of natural and organic products, which are distributed to various outlets in South Africa. Since its establishment in 2000, Master Health Products have consistently strived to provide consumers with prime quality products that are flawlessly natural. Started by Glenn Goldschmidt, it has over the years broadened its offering to focus on improving overall health as well as specific conditions, which can cause great distress as we try and cope amidst the upheaval of our daily lives.

    What makes the Master Health Product range exceptional and a cut above the rest is that the products are backed by extensive scientific research and formulated in conjunction with a chemist in Germany. The products are also readily available as they are manufactured in South Africa and can be ordered via the online shop or bought from selected Dis-Chem stores.

    Bronze Sponsor

    Natural Nutrition is primarily about promoting health through following a holistic, functional medicine approach. Functional medicine is personalised medicine that deals with primary prevention and addressing underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease.
    At Natural Nutrition, we acknowledge the extraordinary healing power of ordinary things like natural nutrition, pure water and optimism. We believe the cornerstone of health is a healthy diet consisting of unrefined (unprocessed) wholefoods eaten in the right balance. To further achieve optimum health, the body should be free of toxicity – such as heavy metals, chemical toxins, parasites, fungi, pathogens and negative thoughts. We encourage regular exercise, adequate rest and sleep, making use of natural complementary healthcare and developing spiritually. Natural Nutrition is a holistic healing system using the power of nature, and it is considered an art, science and philosophy.
    Natural Nutrition is the publisher of the health recipe book Naturally Nutritious Wholefood Cookbook and supply top quality natural and wholefood supplements, which is not readily available in the general retail market.

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