Dr. Conor Kerley
(PhD, BSc, H. Dip) Member of Irish; Nutrition and Dietetics Institute; Nutrition Society; Blood Pressure Council & BACPR. Council member of the True Health Initiative
Phytaphix is a scientific nutrition product company in Ireland. We create whole-food, plant based nutrition products with extraordinary benefits based on the research and expertise of our founder, Dr. Conor Kerley. We utilise the highest quality ingredients based on cutting edge scientific research.
Our story begins in 2003, when at the age of 16 Conor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This shifted his focus from trying to become a professional athlete to simply wanting to get healthy. After finishing school Conor went to Trinity College Dublin to study for his honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Following graduation, Conor completed his clinical doctorate with the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at University College, Dublin.
After his PhD, Conor embarked on two separate post-doctoral fellowships: • One with the MedEx Program with the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University. The MedEx program was one of Europe’s largest medical exercise programs for older adults with diverse chronic disease. Conor solely set up and ran it’s first ever nutrition component. • One with the HeartBeat Trust, a heart failure prevention and treatment unit at St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoaghaire, Co. Dublin and affiliated with St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin as well as University College, Dublin.
Conor was then head hunted for a clinical and research position at a private medical centre in Washington DC. At this time, Conor was awarded a fully funded trip to present this award winning research at the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia in Melbourne. He decided that this was an opportunity of a lifetime, left his position in Washington DC and headed to Melbourne. At this conference, Conor met many esteemed researchers and clinicians and was invited to delivered keynote lecture at medical centres and university throughout Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney. It was during this 6 weeks of travel alone that Conor had a thought…why not use his research and expertise to formulate nutrition products to help millions of people of people around the world. There were two major problems, Conor had no money and even worse: no idea where to start. While in Sydney, Conor was interviewed and accepted to lecture on the degree course he graduated from, so instead of returning to America from Australia, Conor decided he would return home to Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland. The idea of lecturing was to earn a little money while enrolling in business courses. In fact, Conor arrived back to Ireland on a Saturday in January and commenced a ‘start your own business’ course with Louth Local Enterprise Office on that Monday! While starting a new job as a lecturer, Conor also decided to buy his first property (an apartment), take business courses including Inner City Enterprise and New Frontiers, an Enterprise Ireland Accelerator. Conor decided to leave his lecturing role on November 30th 2018 and Phytaphix was born. We spent 2019 navigating the complex regulatory and ethical pathways with a plan to launch clinical research into our blood sugar product…then COVID-19 hit. Since then we’ve had to majorly change plans. We’ve worked tirelessly to formulate our novel, immune support formula: Immune Phix.
Support Your Immunity
Immune Phix is a whole-food, plant-based nutrition product specifically formulated to support the immune system. Developed by Irish doctor of nutrition & award winning nutrition researcher, Conor Kerley.