Former rugby participant Alan Quinlan, blended martial arts fighter Cian Cowley and Cork GAA stars Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Brian Hurley are amongst plenty of angel buyers who’ve invested a mixed €2 million into Mynd, a brand new plant-based CBD drink.
The group behind Mynd, which is led by entrepreneur Simon Allen, have spent three years creating the brand new drink, which has already been picked up for Irish distribution and is now accessible in branches of SuperValu, Centra and Costcutter.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the lesser-known compound discovered within the hashish sativa plant; its extra well-known sibling, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is the energetic ingredient in marijuana. Analysis research have proven important potential for CBD to contribute positively to each psychological and bodily well being. The worldwide marketplace for CBD-derived merchandise is at present value $414 million, with projections that this may improve to $3.2 billion by 2026.
Mynd, whose components has been crafted by scientists, is a wellness and restoration drink that accommodates zero THC, preservatives or added sugar. It offers a 25ml dose of CBD in each can, and has simply 10 energy. It’s vegan and gluten-free, and is available in orange and mango, lemon and ginger, and elderberry and fervour fruit flavours.
Mr Quinlan, who beforehand performed for Munster, known as the brand new drink a “game-changer that not solely tastes good however makes you’re feeling good too”.
“I’ve been intrigued by CBD since my time as a participant, and have learn quite a lot of the analysis that exhibits it might probably support with restoration and has loads of different advantages as nicely. I’ve liked taking part in a component in creating this, and am proud that we’ve provide you with one thing that has few energy and is pure.
“This isn’t only for sports activities individuals. All of us have these intervals within the day the place we really feel slightly sleepy or pressured, and Mynd can provide you a little bit of a carry and aid you to focus. It additionally helps individuals to chill out and may support those who get joint ache so there are such a lot of advantages from the drink,” stated Mr Quinlan.
The sportsman stated plans had been afoot to launch Mynd in mainland Europe, Britain and the US shortly.
“That is an Irish-developed product and we’re actually enthusiastic about how far we will take this,” he stated.