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What the World Needs to Know about CBD by Jeri Schulz, RN

what the world needs to know about cbd

For me, my world is healthcare and more specifically, nursing. Nursing is the caring profession and the most trusted profession for more than 18 years according to Gallup Poll. Not only am I a seasoned nurse but I have been a manager for over a decade and have a finger on the pulse of what not only nurses but physicians and other healthcare providers are being asked by their patients. So what are patients and their families interested in asking their healthcare providers? Well, many of them are asking about medical cannabis and CBD.

They have seen it all over the internet and have heard friends and family talk about it so, as we ask them to do, they consult with their medical professional. The problem is that the majority of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals do not have education about the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoids and so, do not know how to answer their patient’s questions. If they are not familiar with cannabis and have not independently done literature reviews to educate themselves then their answer is the standard, “there is not enough research yet so I wouldn’t recommend it”. This is unfortunate for several reasons:

  • The patient may benefit from adding cannabinoids whether in the form of medical marijuana or CBD or both, and the healthcare provider is missing an opportunity to help their patient.
  • The healthcare provider is not addressing their patients concerns and questions and so leaving the patients and their families to fend for themselves in an unregulated arena of CBD.
  • The healthcare provider is uneducated and unprepared to address a growing swell of information on how cannabinoids and their health potential and doesn’t have a clear direction on how to obtain the information needed.

As a manager with years of being a nurse advocate, I know that nursing is mentally, physically, and emotionally draining work that is not for the faint of heart. Nurses in particular need support and would themselves benefit from zero THC CBD. They suffer from pain, inflammation, insomnia, and anxiety as much if not more than the average citizen. With the nursing population getting older and a shortage looming, we need to take care of the experienced nurses that are taking care of everyone else.

The Tulip Tree CBD Solution for Health Care Professionals

Our products have zero THC and are grown in the US using organic farming practices.

We provide broad-spectrum CBD with all of the complementing cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. We test all of our products and then send them out for third party testing to ensure that we are providing an accurate dose, free of heavy metals, molds, or solvents and we post that on the website. The packaging is easy to open in individual units for safe, clean, and accurate dosing, everything a nurse or healthcare professional would want in a product for themselves and their patients.

Tulip Tree offers individualized product and dosing guidance for our customers based on their needs as well as education about hemp, CBD, and all related topics so that our customers can make educated decisions about products. We support the nursing profession with education and support as well as product discounts so that they can benefit from our products as well as educate their patients about CBD.

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CBD Dosing: How to Maximize the Benefits of CBD

Taking CBD to achieve the most benefit is very individualized.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a network of cell receptors. CBD has a wide variety of benefits for numerous conditions with an excellent safety record. For many, CBD doses as low as 5-10 mg show benefits of improved sense of well-being & mental clarity.

While higher doses may be required when treating chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety, most people do best by taking CBD twice daily, in the morning and evening.

A mid-day dose may be needed on more difficult days. Ramping up your dose slowly will help you determine the right dose without taking more than is needed. While more won’t hurt you, it may not be necessary.

Start recording how much you take and how well it works when you are trying to find your perfect dose.

  • Use a standard pain scale to rate how you feel before taking your CBD.
  • Record what dose and route of CBD you are taking.
  • Use the same pain scale to record how you feel after you take your CBD

Make sure you give your CBD a chance to work before you rate the effects. Stay on the same dose at the same times for at least 3 days before increasing your dose to give your body a chance to adjust.

Tracking your progress is an excellent way to help you adjust dosing. This guide is also helpful to bring with you when you see your healthcare professional so they can see your progress and incorporate it into your health routine.

Take our quiz on TulipTreeCBD.com to see recommendations of where to start.

Download our CBD Dosing Guide

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Tulip Tree CBD Is Honored to Be a Certified Woman-Owned Business

Cincinnati, Ohio—3/17/2020—Tulip Tree CBD, a business specializing in offering premium quality zero THC broad-spectrum hemp products for providing relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, and insomnia to the U.S. market, is proud to announce national certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Tulip Tree CBD founder, Jeri Schulz, states:

“We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain. Tulip Tree CBD provides premium hemp CBD with zero THC.”

What is the WBENC?

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

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The power of knowing why and how to use CBD starts with trusted medical professionals such as RNs

Top U.S. health issues call for alternative guidance for insomnia, inflammation, pain

With so many CBD products of varying quality on the market, it’s difficult to know if or when to take products, which products to take and how much. Combining these factors with a lack of labeling requirements prompts legal experts to sum the problem up as people not knowing what they are getting.

Jeri Schulz, MSN, RN, has seen firsthand how healthcare professionals and patients can use CBD to “heal without the high” when properly educated. This experience called her to start Tulip Tree, a CBD products company, that integrates the safe and effective use of CBD into healthcare practices by providing professionals tools for giving advice to patients and taking care of themselves when most days they are taking care of others.

“I want healthcare professionals to have the highest level of confidence when speaking with patients and their families about CBD and its use. A strong knowledge base helps remove stress and empowers care teams,” said Schulz. This knowledge base is especially important because no official CBD certification currently exists for nurses.

Dr. Loraine Glaser-Zakem, a Cincinnati-based internal medicine physician and director of Medical Marijuana Health Consultants, understands the importance of managing or removing stress.

“Patients ask me: ‘what am I getting in these 200 milligrams?’ Many brands say ‘hemp-derived oil’ or ‘CBD oil’ and that can be misleading,” notes Glaser-Zakem. “Most physicians have not educated themselves or [don’t] know much about cannabis and its compounds. It’s a real problem.”

Schulz supports the development of prescribing standards that include indications for use, specific dose, route, expected effect and possible side effects. She believes in establishing evidence-based standards for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids that includes CBD. 

Tulip Tree believes in transparency for its consumers. It collaborates with trusted partners to provide beneficial, safe, reliable and simple products.