ZBD Health is bringing its CBD-infused bars to retailers in select states. The Denver-based company, founded by nutritionist David Ingalls, is rolling out the nutrition bars that contain 10 mg of CBD in two varieties, Mint Chocochip and PB Chocochip.
“We think of ZBD nutrition bars as CBD health for everyday life,” Ingalls said. “As a nutritionist, my goal was to create bars that have the highest quality food value and taste great, as well as offer the benefits of CBD.”
Ingalls, who previously founded Zing Bars, said the experience with that brand informed the development of ZBD. “People want nutrition, but they aren’t willing to compromise on flavor,” he said. “We learned to marry flavor and healthy ingredients together in Zing Bars, and that knowledge was very valuable in creating ZBD.”
The Mint Chocochip bar contains 6 g of protein, while the PB Chocochip bar has 7 g of protein. The CBD in each bar comes from broad-spectrum hemp oil. They also feature natural nut- and plant-based vegan protein, and are free of wheat, gluten, GMOs and artificial sweeteners.
Ingalls said the company is focused on quality with the CBD it uses in its products. “Because CBD is unregulated, it’s essential to ensure that our CBD oil is pure, unadulterated and fully traceable,” he said. “We use a broad-spectrum, zero-THC, CO2-extracted hemp oil from hemp organically grown in Colorado and Oregon. Our oil is extensively tested and verified to be free from solvents, pesticides and heavy metals. We also publish these tests on our website and link to them with a QR code on our packaging for full transparency.”
The bars have launched at such locations as New Seasons Market and Market Choice in Washington and Oregon, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy and Sprouts Farmers Market in Colorado, and at various independent and specialty retailers.