Four Irish sports stars have invested in a new plant-based cannabidiol (CBD) drink.
As reported by Irish weather, retired rugby player Alan Quinlan, mixed martial arts fighter Cian Cowley and Cork GAA stars Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Brian Hurley are among the angel investors who have invested a combined total of € 2 million in the new CBD drink, called Mynd.
The group behind Mynd is reportedly led by entrepreneur Simon Allen and spent three years developing the new drink.
CBD is a lesser known compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. Its better-known sibling, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active ingredient in marijuana. Research studies have reportedly shown significant potential for CBD to have a positive impact on mental and physical health. The global market for CBD products is currently worth $ 414 million, and projections predict that its value will increase to $ 3.2 billion by 2026.
Mynd, which is said to have been formulated by scientists, is said to be a wellness and recovery drink that contains no THC, no preservatives or added sugar, and is vegan and gluten-free. Each can of Mynd would contain a dose of 25ml of CBD in each can and 10 calories.
Quinlan is said to have said that Mynd is a “game changer who not only tastes great but also makes you feel great”.
Irish weather Quinlan quotes as saying, “I have been intrigued by CBD since I was a gamer and have read a lot of research that shows that it can aid in recovery and has many other benefits as well. I loved playing a part in its development, and I am proud that we have come up with something that is low in calories and that is natural.
“It’s not just for athletes. We all have those times in the day where we feel a little drowsy or stressed out, and Mynd can give you a boost and help you focus. It also helps people. to relax and can help those with joint pain, so there are so many benefits of the drink. “
Quinlan reportedly said there are plans to launch Mynd, which is already available in Ireland, Continental Europe, UK and US in the near future, and: “It’s a product developed in Ireland and we are really happy to know how far we can take this. “
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