May 14, 2020 – Vancouver, BC: The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE:BOSS) (OTCQB:BOSQF) (FE:YG3) announces its majority owned subsidiary NeonMind has completed the design of a preclinical study to confirm that psilocybin (found in psychedelic mushrooms) is an effective treatment for weight loss and food craving. NeonMind engaged Translational Life Sciences Inc. (“TLS”), a contract research organization, to design the study. The TLS team is composed of physicians and scientists who are recognized thought leaders in the fields of Neurology, Pharmacology, Diabetes, Addiction and Biochemistry and have significant experience in the clinical application of cannabinoid compounds.
The goal of the study is to use preclinical models to confirm that psilocybin is an effective treatment for weight loss and food craving. NeonMind will use models that have been widely adopted by the pharmaceutical industry to identify compounds with therapeutic efficacy. It plans to use results from this study as part of the requirements for a Health Canada clinical trial application to demonstrate potential efficacy and safety for novel compounds.
Obesity has been formally recognized by the World Health Organization (the “WHO”) as a global epidemic, with at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. According to the WHO, in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. Overweight and obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.
According to the WHO, in its Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, a unique opportunity exists to formulate and implement an effective strategy for substantially reducing deaths and disease worldwide by improving diet and promoting physical activity. The global projected market for weight loss and weight management is estimated at US$245 billion, according to marketsandmarkets.
NeonMind plans to complete the study in Canada in accordance with all Health Canada rules and regulations. Required permits and exemptions have not been yet applied for, but shall be obtained prior to the study taking place.
About NeonMind Biosciences Inc.
NeonMind is dedicated to the enhancement of human life and wellness through the advancement of bioscience to engage the mind to heal the body. It aims to be a leader in the fast-growing functional and adaptogenic foods market, and is engaged in research and the development of products and services using medicinal and psychedelic mushrooms to heal the body through the mind. NeonMind has filed a U.S. provisional patent application to protect the invention that the administration of psilocin and/or psilocybin results in overall weight loss in individuals by reducing food cravings, counteracting compulsive overeating, improving quality of diet, increasing metabolism, treating diabetes, regulating blood glucose and reducing susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and other illnesses associated with obesity. NeonMind owns 18% of Translational Life Sciences Inc. Yield Growth owns approximately 69% of the issued and outstanding stock of NeonMind.
About The Yield Growth Corp.
The Yield Growth Corp. is a phytoceutical and consumer packaged goods company that develops and acquires intellectual property and other assets related to plant-based products and therapeutics, and develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes plant-based products that improve lives. It has over 200 proprietary wellness formulas at various stages of commercialization. Its products are sold through e-commerce worldwide and retail stores in 3 countries with distribution agreements in place for 12 more countries. It has 14 patent applications filed in what the Global Wellness Institute reports is a $4.2 trillion-dollar global wellness market. Its majority owned subsidiary NeonMind Biosciences Inc. is launching a line of medicinal mushroom products and is developing intellectual property in the emerging area of psychedelic medicine. The Yield Growth management team has deep experience with global brands including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Skechers and Aritzia.
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