“Amino acids form the basic building blocks for any life on earth,” begins the entrepreneur. Helping to build tissues, organs, muscles, skin and hair, our bodies need 22 types of amino acids, each with their own specific function. As a sports fanatic, Reid began searching the internet to find a health drink rich in amino acids. He was disappointed to find only one product, which was also sugary and high in caffeine. “So I decided I should create my own healthy version,” he explains. “I’m not a scientist, but for two and a half years I dedicated entire days and nights to reading everything I could find about amino acids.”