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Changing Season, Changing Moods 

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Autumn can be a very emotional time of year, filled with memories, many of them associated with school, routines, that last great camping trip or day out in nature. 
 
Fall sometimes feels a bit like a Sunday evening, a time that is so focused on tomorrow. But then, as you get into the rhythm of the season, there’s a linear energy and excitement that carries us forward and sustains us. 
 
All along the way, there are sights, smells and sounds that remind us of what we might have experienced in falls past. A time to prepare — for winter,  for the holidays, for next year. 
 
I like this poem by Patricia L. Cisco that reminds us of all the promise and beauty of Autumn.

Sing to Me, Autumn
 
Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.
Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.
Now tell me all the secrets you’ve whispered to the seas.
Sleep with me, Autumn, beneath your starlit skies.
Let your yellow harvest moon shimmer in our eyes.
Kiss me, Autumn, with your enchanting spellbound ways
That changes all you touch into crimson golden days.
Love me, Autumn, and behold this love so true
That I’ll be waiting faithfully each year to be with you.

Autumn is also a time when our light summertime mood may wane or become melancholy. We lose sunlight and feel more drained by the colder temperatures and darker days. We also become less active and more sedentary. 
 
With the change of seasons, as your body acclimates to cooler weather and shorter days, you may find that you need to adjust your CBD dose
 
Maintaining Balance
 
Keeping mind and body in balance is essential in helping us survive the winter. By supporting our endocannabinoid system and all of its vital functions, our systems remain strong.
 
Tulip Tree CBD offers what I feel is the perfect product to help you maintain balance and be the best you can be. Perfect Balance Singles is specially packaged to give you an accurate 20 mg dose of concentrated CBD extract with a sweet, light lemon flavor. SImply hold it under your tongue until it dissolves. Each dose comes in an easy-open, recyclable ampoule to keep your CBD clean. 

CBD doesn’t work for you?

The majority of people who try CBD in one form or another and feel that it doesn’t work for them are either taking the wrong dose, the wrong route, or have expectations that CBD will work like a prescription medication instantly. It doesn’t. 

Taking CBD requires you to check in with your body. It’s not what you feel, it’s what you don’t feel. The absence of sleeplessness, anxiety, stress, discomfort, fogginess. Rate your discomfort, titrate your CBD dose, understand how long it takes to work (depending on how you take it and your metabolism) and be able to assess and rate your discomfort after it has taken effect. 

It’s a balance and very individualized to your specific needs, which is why we include a dosing guide in every order. It’s also free to download from our website

Before you give up on your CBD, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us for individual guidance if you aren’t getting the relief you’re seeking. CBD helps most people achieve the results they need with the right direction. 

Contact us. We’re here to help you find your perfect balance. 

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Celebrating the Great American Worker — You! 

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Labor Day celebrates the American worker — the driving engine behind the most productive economy in the world — and the American work ethic, which led to one of the highest standards of living in the world. All of this comes out of a belief in economic and political democracy. 

When Labor Day first became a federal holiday in 1894, it not only celebrated American workers, but also protected our quality of life by addressing the injustice of long working hours with no time off.

Today, maintaining that productive economy and high standard of living requires that Americans work more hours…. and take fewer vacation days… than workers in any other western country. It’s a difficult trade-off. 


Throughout the years, Labor Day has been the wellspring of many rallies and protests by workers and unions eager to improve work conditions, pay, and the standard of living for all Americans. We get it. 


There is a dark side to all of that work with little time-off.  It’s called high-functioning anxiety. This is a blanket term used for people who live with anxiety but identify as functioning well in other aspects of their life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), around 19% of adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder. 


I am one of these people. Anxiety propels me forward rather than making me freeze up. You may recognize this as what people refer to as a “Type A” personality. On the outside, you look productive and your work is amazing, but on the inside, you feel very different. Sometimes this manifests in physical discomfort or even illness or disease.

CBD can help if you suffer from anxiety.


For me, and the millions of Americans who suffer from different types of anxiety, CBD is the best plant-based option for living a full, happy and productive life that celebrates all you have accomplished. 

Learn more about the benefits of CBD and how it can help you.

In the spirit of Labor Day, Tulip Tree CBD wants to help the American worker keep more of their hard-earned wages by offering special savings. If Americans work twice as hard as the rest of the western world, we want to give you 50% off the price of any order to help pay for relief from your aches, pains and anxiety caused by all that work. 

This weekend is the perfect time to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. These special deals are a great way to stock up for Labor Day, so you can finally do some much needed relaxing.

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What Is the Difference Between Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, & Isolate CBD?

There is confusion, and rightfully so, about what exactly full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD mean. When I first started my education, this confused me because the terms are not used correctly in the marketplace in some instances. 

Some retailers are calling broad-spectrum, full-spectrum but then say it is THC free and others list isolate as CBD but don’t specify that it is isolate. The confusion arises out of the idea that the complimenting cannabinoids such as CBC or CBG and terpenes are present in the tinctures and oils. See? Confusing right? You can watch my video to better understand the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate CBD or continue reading!

Let me break it down in simple terms for you because when you understand the differences, it becomes very clear:


  • Full-spectrum is the CBD (cannabidiol), THC,  plus all of the complimenting cannabinoids and terpenes available. Which cannabinoids and terpenes are in a full-spectrum product varies depending on the strain of cannabis used and the extraction process (different extraction processes can filter out some cannabinoids and terpenes). So, full-spectrum is any product that has CBD, THC, and any minor cannabinoids and terpenes that are in the strain that was used.  
  • Broad-spectrum is the CBD, plus all of the complimenting cannabinoids and terpenes available without the THC
  • Isolate is the CBD molecule only. It has been isolated out of the other cannabinoids and terpenes through the extraction process. Isolate is much cheaper than full-spectrum or broad-spectrum, has little to no taste so it is used in edible products quite a bit.

For the visual learners, you can refer to the chart below:

About CBD Research

Research done on CBD has primarily utilized CBD isolate because it is easier to control during research but has also been shown to require much higher doses to achieve the same benefits as full-spectrum or broad-spectrum. This benefit from full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD has been termed the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the benefit of all of the minor cannabinoids and terpenes that enhance the CBD for the greatest benefits at lower doses. This is why you can take 10 or 20 mg of full or broad spectrum CBD and get the same or better benefits than 10x the dose of isolate. Those complimenting cannabinoids and terpenes while found in micro doses enhances CBD attributes. 

If you follow this train of reasoning you will ask yourself, is CBD soda, gummies, or any other ingestible with only 20 mg of CBD isolate doing anything for your health? Probably not since you don’t get the entourage effect of all of the complimenting cannabinoids. Whole plant medicine is so much more beneficial than over processed isolated molecules of CBD. So, when you are looking at products, look at the labels that specify full-spectrum or broad-spectrum if you don’t want the THC. If it doesn’t indicate either of those there is an excellent chance it’s CBD isolate in the product and you are not going to get the health benefits you are hoping for. For instance, many gummies use CBD isolate because it is tasteless and cheap. Many also have a sugar coating and use artificial dye to make them more attractive. You are spending a lot for glorified candy and would be better off just buying candy and saving the money. So, in summary, read your labels and be mindful of the plant medicine you are buying for your health.

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What the World Needs to Know about CBD by Jeri Schulz MSN, 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. What the world needs to know about CBD can be found right on my website.

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. This is what the world needs to know about CBD!

Tulip Tree offers individualized products 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 maximum benefit is very individualized.

Maximize the benefits of CBD, here’s how. 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 an 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.

CBD Dosing Curve

Start recording how much you take and how well it works when you are trying to find your perfect dose. This is the best way to maximize your CBD dosing..

  • 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

Maximize CBD dosing and maximize your benefits. Make sure you give your CBD a chance to work before you rate the effects. Stay on the same dose at the same time 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. We provide a free dosing guide with every order or you can download it for free here. 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.

Standardized pain scale

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

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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Modern-day clinical entrepreneur turns personal experience into professional passion

Custom dosing of CBD by an RN helps guide healthcare professionals, dispel myths and provide patients relief

The FDA no longer considers CBD a controlled substance since legalizing its use nationwide, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. This move paved the way for entrepreneurs like nurse Jeri Schulz, MSN, RN to start Tulip Tree, a CBD products company, using her clinical expertise from decades as a registered nurse in metropolitan Chicago.

While managing patients she developed a passion for helping others improve their health. Holding a master’s degree in nursing and licenses to practice in Ohio and Illinois, Schulz’s expertise leading dozens of nursing teams at various hospitals, speaks to a passion for placing an emphasis on taking care of those who make caregiving their life’s mission.

This modern-day entrepreneurial story – a woman-owned and family-run business founded by an RN with decades of experience – represents what has been missing in the health, wellness and CBD marketplace, namely professional guidance, education and transparency. 

Schulz’s vision for CBD use, which requires no prescription, includes offering nursing guidance on symptom relief and custom dosing while addressing other CBD companies’ varying claims for product quality and healing. After coming across multiple discrepancies in CBD quality, false claims and dosing confusion with products, she founded Tulip Tree. “Tulip Tree products have zero THC, heavy metals, solvents, pesticides or GMOs. Our products are clean from the inside out both for our ingredients and for a consumer’s single-use dose. Most tincture packaging is multi-dose which causes confusion, misuse and contamination concerns. As clinicians we can personalize custom doses. Tulip Tree replaces confusion with clarity to build confidence in using quality CBD products,” said Schulz.

Schulz knew that dosing and concerns for potential interactions with existing medications skewed consumer comfort levels. Knowledgeable nurses, who represent the most trusted profession for 17 years running, according to a Gallup Poll, are a good source to help dispel myths.

“Our vision is for the influence of Tulip Tree to cascade from nurses and healthcare practitioners, who understand and use CBD, to help their patients address sleep issues, pain, inflammation and anxiety. We are helping healthcare professionals feel more confident when speaking with their patients. This step takes their practice to a higher level,” claimed Schulz.

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Medical guidance for CBD can help more than 50 million Americans manage sleep, stress or chronic pain

Clinical entrepreneur and RN provides education to help health professionals provide prescription-free alternatives for health and wellness

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It is no secret Americans are experiencing stress, sleep and pain issues. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder which can often lead to anxiety affecting 31.1% of US adults at some time in their lives. Chronic pain or severe pain affects nearly 50 million American adults who are prescribed varying doses of pain meds including potentially addictive opioids.

Nurses know firsthand the seriousness of these conditions and the pervasive opioid crisis. CBD can be an alternative when clinicians combine it with a reduced number of prescription pain medications for their patients.

“There are no side effects or disease-causing evidence of CBD or THC-prevalent cannabis. I see physicians legally treating patients with cannabis. Many of my patients have reduced prescriptions for sleep, anxiety and pain that required opioid use,” said Dr. Loraine Glaser-Zakem, M.D., an internal medicine physician and founder of Medical Marijuana Health Consultant.

Founder of Tulip Tree, Jeri Schulz, MSN, RN, is a nurse who brings a medical approach to using CBD for anxiety, pain, inflammation, and insomnia symptom relief. “My vision for Tulip Tree focuses on nurses’ and healthcare professionals’ self-care as well as their guidance for consumers facilitated by custom-care plans for the safe and effective use of CBD products, custom dosing, and understanding potential drug interactions.”

Given 56% of Americans support using CBD as a replacement for prescription painkillers, health care professionals treating patients with CBD could result in decreased opioid prescriptions for adequate pain management.

Tulip Tree’s prescription-free, plant-based, alternative to traditional medications provides health care professionals an opportunity to care for themselves and their patients. Their firsthand understanding of CBD’s benefits can be translated into empowering patients and their families on its safe and effective use.

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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.