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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.

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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

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.