145: Ret Taylor and Adriaan Zimmerman from Ned on CBD, Finding Purpose, and Reconnecting with Nature
By Christina Rice
In this episode I chat with Ret Taylor and Adriaan Zimmerman, cofounders of Ned! Ned is a wellness brand that sells my favorite full-spectrum hemp oil. In this episode, Adriaan and Ret discuss what inspired them to start Ned, what it's been like building a brand that sells hemp oil, and what it's like being business partners. We also discuss the importance of connecting with nature for our health, the benefits of forest bathing, and the power of natural medicine. Adriaan shares his story of how he overcame an existential crisis in his twenties and went on a journey to find his purpose, and Ret shares the story of how CBD helped his mother battle cancer. They explain what the difference is between CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil and why CBD is different than marijuana. They also explain their process of creating their full spectrum-hemp oil, which includes positive affirmations and binaural beats! You can learn more about Ned and find products at helloned.comand on Instagram (@meetned). 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