BRECKENRDIGE — A young woman from Breckenridge has channeled her recovery from a serious knee injury into a series of post-workout, anti-inflammatory nutrition bars called “CARLbars.”
Created by Carly Davis, CARLbar is a nutrition bar without any added sugars or sweeteners. They’re gluten-free and contain no genetically modified organisms, soy, nuts or dairy. At 1.79 ounces, each bar is high in fiber and protein and comes with 15 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD, but there’s no THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gives users the high.
“They’re definitely unique,” Davis said of CARLbar. “It’s been interesting seeing the feedback. Some people absolutely hate them, but some people absolutely love them. Because there’s no added sugar, it’s a specific population that appreciates the nutrition bars for what they are.”
Additionally, Davis’ CARLbars contain turmeric, a flowering plant from the ginger family that’s known for its alleged anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric has been used in cooking and for medicinal properties for generations.
Notably, turmeric contains compounds called “curcuminoids,” and the most important of those is curcumin, the primary active ingredient in turmeric. Davis boasts that CARLbar uses “whole