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DiGiulian and Jones Release Send Bars to Aid in Performance and Recovery

“As a professional climber,” says DiGiulian, “I needed to find an easy way to get greens and vital nutrients into my body”

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There’s a new bar in town. Send Bars out of Boulder, Colorado, is the brainchild of professional climber and world champion Sasha DiGiulian, and Arianne Jones, nutritionist, professional chef, and Olympian in luge.

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Their 60-gram bars packed with 250 to 260 calories contain vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and protein, and are made with superfoods and adaptogens (herbal medicine that helps the body adapt to stress). I’ve had both flavors, Salted Peanut (Recover) and Lemon Cherry (Perform), and they tasted great and filled me up when climbing long routes in Yosemite. These are hearty bars, dense, and a bit oily; eating one gives me enough calories to help me continue up the rock for hours.

One of the ingredients in the Salted Peanut bars is Chaga mushrooms, which are used as an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, while the other ingredient, ashwagandha, has a calming effect on the brain. These additions, plus seven other ingredients (Zahidi dates, peanuts, pea protein, hemp seeds, spinach powder, sunflower lecithin, and sea salt), make these bars rich, creamy, salty, and sweet.

The other flavor, Lemon Cherry, with twice the amount of ingredients, contains Medjool dates, cashews, dried cherries, almonds, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and turmeric. Cordyceps mushrooms help fight inflammation and have “anti-aging and exercise performance benefits,” says HealthLine.com. The other mushroom, Lion’s Mane, supports focus and productivity. Turmeric can be beneficial for the heart. Send Bars are gluten-free and vegan, made with whole foods, and are 94 per cent and 99 per cent organic.

“I saw so many bars out there that are just differentiated by flavour,” Sasha DiGiulian says, who, for 10 years before making Send Bars, made her own to take with her around the world. “I wanted to create ones that are differentiated by function. A bar that uses superfoods to help you perform better and recover better.”

Available now on SendBars.com. Packs of 10 cost $39.95.

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