AUSTIN, Texas – Ziggy’s Naturals, one of the country’s leading family-owned producers and distributors of purely organic CBD products, recently announced that it is partnering with professional award-winning strongman Rob Kearney.
Kearney, who became the world’s first openly-gay strongman athlete in 2014, and goes by the self-descriptive moniker of “World’s Strongest Gay”, has said he is proud to partner with a company like Ziggy’s Naturals due to the company’s advocacy work and support for the LGBTQ+ community. He was equally motivated by Ziggy’s commitment to offering the best-in-class all-natural CBD-based products that have shown efficacy in uplifting mood, easing stress, supporting focus and targeting anxiety and irritability.
“CBD helps to relax me and reduce inflammation from my workouts,” says Kearney. “It’s a fantastic recovery tool for me as a professional athlete.”
When asked why he decided to partner with Ziggy’s Naturals, Kearney noted the company’s co-founder, Jordyn Pollack, who identifies as a transgender man, combined with the work that Ziggy’s Naturals has done to help the LGBTQ+ community and the fantastic products they produce, made it easy as a synergistic alliance.
“[Ziggy’s Naturals’] advocacy in the LGBTQ community is apparent,” Kearney said, “and honestly the quality of their products is excellent. The fact that their products are all-natural was key for me because as an elite athlete, I have to be very careful what I put into my body.”
“All of us at Ziggy’s Naturals are super excited about our partnership with Rob and having him join the family,’ said Jordyn. ‘Rob is not only a highly successful and disciplined athlete, but a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community. We are very proud to have him on board and look forward to supporting him during his competitions throughout the year,” he added.
Founded in 2018 and based out of Austin, Texas, Ziggy’s Naturals is one of the country’s leading family-owned sellers and distributors of purely organic CBD products. Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is often abbreviated, is one of the active ingredients found in the Hemp plant and has
shown efficacy in uplifting mood, easing stress, supporting focus, and targeting anxiety and irritability.
Since being legalized for commercial production, distribution, and consumption in the United States in 2018, CBD-based products have taken off in consumer markets with everything from CBD-based vape pens, tinctures, and gummies that are taken orally, to topical creams and salves that are used on skin, muscles, and joints. Kearney says that Ziggy’s Naturals line of gummies are “definitely” his favorite. Their CBD tincture for pets is even a favorite of Kearney’s own furry friend, Glitter.
The benefits that Jordyn experienced from the use of CBD’s were a key factor that led to Pollack and his father and brother, Marc and Jake, in creating Ziggy’s Naturals back in 2018. Pollack, who is nearly three years past his top surgery, admits that he was extremely lucky to have the support system he did when he came out about his gender identity. His family, friends, and fiancé Ziggy – who the company is named for – all accepted his transition and began referring to Jordyn by his preferred pronouns.
But there are millions like Pollack and Kearney who identify as LGBTQ+ that did not, or do not have a similar support system when they come out. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anywhere from 30-60% of LGBTQ+ people experience feelings of anxiety and/or depression at some point in their lives – a statistic that is nearly doubled compared to their gender-conforming or straight counterparts, and is even higher in LGBTQ+ minorities.
Check out Rob Kearney at robkearneystrongman.com and follow on Instagram @worlds_strongest_gay
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