Four Irish Sports Stars Invest In Plant-Based Cannabidiol Drink
Four Irish sports stars have invested in a new plant-based cannabidiol (CBD) drink.
As reported by The Irish Times, retired rugby player Alan Quinlan, mixed martial arts fighter Cian Cowley and Cork GAA stars Diarmuid O'Sullivan and Brian Hurley are among a number of angel investors who have invested a combined total of €2 million in the new CBD drink, which is called Mynd.
The group behind Mynd is reportedly led by entrepreneur Simon Allen, and has reportedly spent three years developing the new drink.
CBD is a lesser-known compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. Its more well-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-derived products is reportedly worth $414 million at present, and projections reportedly predict that its valie will increase to $3.2 billion by 2026.
Mynd, the formula of which was reportedly crafted by scientists, is reportedly a wellness and recovery drink that contains zero THC, preservatives or added sugar, and is reportedly vegan and gluten-free. Every can of Mynd reportedly contains a 25ml dose of CBD in every can and has 10 calories.
Quinlan reportedly said that Mynd is a "game-changer that not only tastes good but makes you feel good too".
The Irish Times quotes Quinlan as saying, "I've been intrigued by CBD since my time as a player, and have read a lot of the research that shows it can aid with recovery and has plenty of other benefits as well. I've loved playing a part in developing this, and am proud that we’ve come up with something that has few calories and is natural.
"This isn't just for sports people. We all have those periods in the day where we feel a little sleepy or stressed, and Mynd can give you a bit of a lift and help you to focus. It also helps people to relax and can aid those that get joint pain so there are so many benefits from the drink."
Quinlan reportedly said that there are plans to launch Mynd, which is already available in Ireland, in mainland Europe, the UK and the US in the near future, and, "This is an Irish-developed product and we are really excited about how far we can take this."
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