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Clean up your act. Plant-based eating and medicinals are a great place to start.

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So, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? 

It takes at least three weeks to change bad habits, so  if you started on New Year’s Day and have been consistent, you should be well on your way to ingraining those healthy habits.

There is a theory called the 21/90 rule. Commit to a personal or professional goal for twenty-one straight days. After three weeks, the pursuit of that goal should have become a habit. Once you’ve established that habit, you continue to do it for another ninety days. That behavior stands a better chance of becoming routine in your life if you follow that timeline.

Achievable Goals

It’s important to set achievable goals, and start with one change at a time. For instance, we all know that eating more of a plant-based diet —  less fat, less calories, less processed food is good for you  and goes a long way to improving your health.

More Sleep, Less Stress

We also know that a consistent, solid night’s sleep is important for our bodies to recover, heal, and grow. And we can’t talk about  health without including stress. Stress accelerates our aging and damages our body and mind. It also leads to overeating, eating the wrong types of food, sleep loss, strained relationships, and a feeling of drudgery and discontent.

Physical and mental well-being are within everyone’s reach. Find the cause. Don’t  just treat the symptoms. Too many over-the- counter medications are patches to ease symptoms but don’t solve the issues that cause them. 
Have I just described you? If so, here’s how to move forward. 

Pick one small thing and start with that. Easy wins will help you be successful with your overall plan. 
I’m a list person. It’s easier to visualize what needs to get done, chunk it into small, achievable goals and timelines and then, the best part —  crossing them off the list! Pick things that you have the most control over to reach your goal. If  finances are an issue,…and these days they are for most of us….start by writing down what you spent in January and how much money came in. This is a powerful visual so you can see where you have control and where you can make adjustments to bring finances in line. 

Cause & Effect

Everything is interconnected in our lives. For example, if you spend too much on eating out, cooking at home and incorporating plant-based menu ideas is a good way to: 1) save money (finances and stress);  2) eat healthier (weight and sleep); and  3) feel better about taking better care of yourself (physical health and mental well-being). 

It’s as easy as downloading your local grocery store app, filling your shopping cart, and setting up a pick-up time. What a time saver! 

See? Just one simple change ripples out to so many aspects of your life. 

Meal prep can be time you spend focusing on you, feelings of gratitude for all that you have accomplished, the food that you have, the ability to eat healthy. It can also be a creative outlet by learning new techniques in prep, experimenting with new recipes and foods, and planning for your week in convenient ways. Who knew eating at home could tick so many goals? 

Plant-Based Medicine vs. Pharmaceuticals

When we look at incorporating more whole foods and plants into our diet, we also want to look at plant-based medicine. Reducing or eliminating pharmaceuticals from our bodies is a great way to help support our systems to achieve balance and homeostasis. Many pharmaceuticals can be toxic and have harmful side effects. Our bodies don’t respond to these chemicals in a natural way.

 Don’t get me wrong.  As a nurse, I’m aware that some pharmaceuticals are needed to address crisis and acute issues. This is one of the miracles of medicine and has saved so many lives. However, if you are dealing with chronic issues or taking pharmaceuticals to treat the symptoms of an imbalance in your body, then you may want to explore a healthier option. 

In that case, incorporating plant-based medicine is the more natural way to go. Your body recognizes plant medicine as support for its functioning and balance.

Cannabis can help you feel better, look better and sleep better. Did you know that promising research is being done on how cannabis can help prevent symptoms of dementia? Even years later, people who smoked cannabis in college are less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. 

Cannabis can address so many of our imbalances, restore our well-being and keep us healthy. It’s a matter of  consuming  it in a form that  best suits your needs. The old stigma of unhealthy stoners is a stereotype and part of the propaganda that has long been debunked.  We are all smarter now and basing our lifestyle choices on science,  not fear tactics. Anyone remember Reefer Madness?

You only have to look at the news to see that accidental overdoses are declining, use of prescription opioids is declining, and use of polypharmacy (a lot of prescriptions) is declining. More and more medical professionals, in all specialties, are seeing positive improvement in their patients that use medical cannabis and are recommending it to other patients. 

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That’s Where We Come In

We are here to help you navigate the new frontier of cannabis — rooted in science and experience. It is all very individualized and based on you and your specific needs.  

Let’s talk about how cannabis can help you achieve your health goals.

Learn more about how to maximize the impact cannabis has on your body.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Healthy Hacks for Beautiful (& Healthy) Skin

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Hacks have always intrigued me. How do people come up with some of these things? Some of them are truly amazing, and some simply make you say, “Of course — that’s so simple!” 

Thinking of these hacks, I realize I have some tips of my own I would like to share with you. They are more in that “of course” category, but helpful nonetheless.

So many people have asked me why I never added a topical line of CBD to my product offerings. My simple answer is that I have sensitive, Irish skin (read: thin and dry) and haven’t tested any product that was acceptable to me. 

The salves were too greasy and messy. and got all over everything. The lotions were too expensive. I could never find quality CBD at a reasonable price, with a dose I can control and quality natural ingredients in a lotion that absorbed well. 

So, I developed a hack! 

My Healthy Skincare Hack

I take my favorite CBD, Perfect Balance tincture and add the specific dose I want to my favorite body lotion. Right about now you are saying to yourself:  “of course, that’s so simple!” 

Let’s take it one step further and say that I use my CBD tincture on my face as well before I put my moisturizer on, like you would use a serum. It is clean, organic CBD in MCT oil – that’s it! It works great for red splotches and irritations that my fair skin is prone to. 

So until I come up with a CBD topical skin care line that I’m happy with, use my hack. It’s RN-approved and good for your skin.

Do CBD bath Bombs look interesting to you? It’s the same concept.

Take your favorite bath bomb or bubble bath and add your own CBD tincture to it. There are advantages to this. Over the counter CBD bath bombs are very pricey and contain low quality CBD isolate. In essence, you might as well not have any CBD in them at all for the benefit you would get. Save your money,  and add a quality broad spectrum CBD tincture to your bath water for a soothing and relaxing soak.

Read the Labels Before You Buy.

It’s important to carefully scrutinize all the ingredients listed on the label before you drop a couple of Benjamins on CBD-infused facial creams or bath bombs. Don’t assume that it’s a high-quality product just because it contains CBD. 

Slick marketing campaigns are touting CBD as a miracle compound for the skin, with healing properties that range from relieving pain to soothing rashes and eradicating acne. The most alluring (and profitable) CBD-related promises pertain to anti-aging and beautifying the skin. But is there anything substantive behind all the hype? Can CBD really protect, heal and restore the skin? As a nurse, I want to know what, if anything, does science say about all this?

The Science Behind Our Skin & Aging

Human skin is a complex, multifunctional, protective barrier for the body. 

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The skin has three layers. The outermost, called the epidermis, is like a fortress wall, a strong-yet-flexible barrier made up of constantly-renewing skin cells that protect the body. Next is the dermis, which has nerves and capillaries. Most of the body’s sensory cells (those that feel pressure, heat and cold, touch, vibration and pain) are found here, as well as sweat glands, hair follicles and sebaceous (oil-producing) glands. 

The dermis is also where collagen and elastin are made, substances that support the epidermal outer layer and give it that youthful, spring-back-when-pinched quality so coveted by more mature individuals like me. 

The deepest layer, known as the hypodermis,  attaches the skin to the rest of the body. Composed mostly of fat, connective tissue and water, it helps to insulate the body from temperature extremes and cushions bones and joints. Vitamin D and essential hormones are synthesized in the hypodermis.

The many different cells contained in all three layers of skin work together in a complex, interconnected, delicately-balanced neuro-immuno-endocrine network that is regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS promotes healthy skin renewal and barrier function.

The ECS regulates numerous physiological functions that can also soothe the skin’s sensory nerves, reducing pain and inflammation.

One researcher documented how the ECS influences the production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil), increasing it to keep the skin’s waterproof barrier intact or decreasing it, which helps to keep acne at bay. A recent report by scientists in Experimental Dermatology noted that an imbalance in the cannabinoid signaling may promote atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, itch, pain, hair growth disorders, sclerosis and cell mutation. The report goes on to explain how skin barrier imbalances can delay wound healing.

Let’s face it — as we age, everything slows down and becomes less efficient, including our skin’s ability to generate the fresh new cells that give us that healthy, youthful look we took for granted during all those summers on the beach, when the only sun block we wore was a bikini.

As we get older, our cellular functions start to slow down. And when this starts showing up on our faces, we take notice.  it can be truly sobering. There’s even a scientific term for time’s cruel ravages upon the body: especially if we experience inflammaging, the continuous, low-grade inflammation associated with aging. 

A 2019 article in the journal Cosmetics linked many skin conditions with such inflammation, and suggested that natural, anti-inflammatory compounds might help. That’s where CBD comes in. 

I’m thoroughly comfortable recommending my “CBD tincture skincare hack” to you because I use it myself. But only if the CBD you use is as clean and organic as our Perfect Balance tincture. 

Here’s to happy holidays, healthy skin and a peaceful joyous New Year.

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How CBD Can Help Veterans Dealing With PTSD

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While many Americans express yearlong gratitude to our current and past service members, our nation collectively pauses each November 11th for Veteran’s Day to celebrate these brave men and women and the selfless service they provide. The life they have chosen is a tough one… with consequences that, in many cases, impact their very souls. These service members deserve all of the care that we, as a society, can offer. 

Many service members and veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common psychiatric disorder resulting from a traumatic event. PTSD is manifested through hyperarousal, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and sleep disturbances. 

Hemp-based CBD products contain high levels of cannabidiol, or CBD, the compound in cannabis known for its medicinal properties. Not only do they help relieve anxiety and insomnia associated with PTSD, they can also lead to reduction in opioid use, abuse, and overdose. This offers evidence for CBD to be a harm reduction tool. 

As I shared in this interview in the Cincinnati Sun, “CBD can be an alternative [to opioids] when clinicians combine it with lower doses of pain medications. With proper guidance, we can help health professionals transfer knowledge of near-prescription-free alternatives to health and wellness.

A study titled Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series in the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), suggested “The results indicate that oral CBD, when given in addition to routine outpatient psychiatric care, may have a beneficial effect for patients with PTSD.”

And according to clinical data published in the Journal of AlteTrnative and Complimentary Medicine, “Administration of oral CBD in addition to routine psychiatric care was associated with PTSD symptom reduction in adults with PTSD.” 

It takes some expertise to get the right combination of cannabinoids (including correct percentages of CBD as well as terpenes) to support the therapeutic effects you need. As a registered nurse and founder of both Tulip Tree CBD and Medical Cannabis Nurse Consultants, I am committed to helping veterans with the guidance they need and a customized care plan to treat their complex symptoms associated with PTSD. 

Tulip Tree CBD products contain ZERO THC providing symptom relief with no “high”.

In recognition of Veterans’s Day, we are happy to offer all veterans 25% off their entire order of our CBD products at Simply use the coupon code VET25 at checkout.

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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

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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 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

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.