What does R.Y. stand for?
What is R.Y.’s core belief?
What causes are R.Y.’s team working towards?
What did you set out to accomplish when creating R.Y.?
What was the setback you were experiencing before creating R.Y.?
What benefits did friends and family (and you) have with R.Y.?


Raphael Mechoulam & Yechiel Gaoni were the first scientists to isolate THC in 1964. These law-abiding, Israeli chemists treated Cannabis with diligence and high regard. R.Y. follows the trail Raphael and Yechiel blazed by giving this plant the respect it deserves.

R.Y. sells Cannabis Vitamins. We make them by grinding the Cannabis plant into a powder, baking it, and then mixing it with other herbs, vitamins, and minerals. We believe this plant is too good not to include it in our daily lives. Prohibition on Cannabis is ending and it’s time for this plant to join all the other safe and effective herbal remedies on shelves around the world.

R.Y. believes that nature has already given us everything we need to feel good, and science is the key to unlocking it all. That is “our why.”

R.Y. double lab tests every batch. R.Y. double lab tests every batch to ensure accurate dosing.

What is R.Y.’s core belief?

When it comes to Cannabis, R.Y. believes that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Our theory for this comes not just from us, but from the 2001 scientific paper entitled “Cannabis and Cannabis Extracts: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts?” Long story short, the answer is yes, whole plant Cannabis works better than any extracted or isolated parts of it alone. Plants have ingredients that all work harmoniously to amplify and balance their effects. Why would we think we know better than nature? But not everyone feels this way; the pharmaceutical industry loves extracting, isolating, and synthesizing compounds. This is how you get side effects. Other Cannabis companies have followed suit, resulting in products that are lacking.

R.Y. chooses a different path. Cannabis is the people’s plant; consuming it should be simple. So we made it simple. How nature intended.

What causes are R.Y.’s team working towards?

Our primary goal is to educate America (and soon the world) on the benefits of Cannabis vitamins. Creating a product that never existed before is a double-edged sword; it’s great to introduce something brand new, but it also means that no one has ever heard of it before or even knows how necessary it is.

Additionally, R.Y. isn’t blind to the fact that many people are currently behind bars due to the failed war on drugs. Now is the time to advocate for smarter drug policies. That is why we donate a portion of every purchase toward natural drug research (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), ending the war on drugs (Marijuana Policy Project and Drug Policy Alliance), and expunging drug records (Code for America).

Finally, our mission is to nurture the mind and body; therefore for every bottle sold, one nourishing meal is donated through Feeding America.

What did you set out to accomplish when creating R.Y.?

We wanted to make an herbal supplement that you could actually feel working.

CEO and Founder Matt Avila first had the idea for Cannabis vitamins while working at Herbie’s Natural Foods in Whittier, CA. When purchasing supplements, customers would always ask him, “But does this actually work?” Up to that point, natural remedies could hardly be felt working. He often thought to himself, “You know what you would definitely feel working? Weed.”

This thought, combined with one of his earliest childhood memories of his grandfather explaining the purpose of every vitamin in his medicine cabinet, launched a vision that would take another 5 years to actualize. Through trial and error in his own toaster oven in a basement in Portland, OR, Matt finally discovered the process of decarboxylation or baking the Cannabis until it’s activated, while keeping all the plant’s vital nutrients and cannabinoids.

Throw into each blend gold-standard tested, natural ingredients and you’ve got R.Y. Vitamins as we know them today: herbal supplements you can actually feel working.

What was the setback you were experiencing before creating R.Y.?

The biggest obstacle has been the merging of the two worlds; vitamins haven’t historically been high priority in the 420 scene, and for a long time Cannabis was illegal in the supplement industry. But Cannabis is medicine. To join Cannabis with vitamins was a no-brainer. Eventually, we knew the rest of the world would catch up.

What benefits did friends and family (and you) have with R.Y.?

Overall, they’ve just felt better. Slept better. Laughed more. Stressed less. Some insist on Pain Lift for migraines, some insist on Better Mood to ease anxiety. After the collective trauma of 2020, many prefer to take a Sleep Tight each night so they can actually rest. One friend even used our vitamins--over her prescribed medication--to get through her strenuous and exhausting chemo treatments for breast cancer. We saw firsthand what these vitamins were capable of, and this validation kept us pushing forward.

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Got questions about Cannabis vitamins? Asclepius, the Greek God of Medicine, will help you walk through it.

Welcome to a new path of consuming whole plant cannabis, activated without extraction. This trip will be a gentle one. Enjoy! You’re receiving nutrients that will soothe and liven the body, mind, and soul. We want you to listen to your body and talk to your mind. Think of me as your shaman, guiding you on this path to wellness.

There have been numerous studies and patents on the ingredients found in these products (R.Y. wants to contribute and advocate for even more research). Naturally, these peer-reviewed studies and patents will be referenced but remember:

These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Now, let me address some of the most common Cannabis queries.

What in the Gods’ name is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a natural plant that can change your mood, cognition, perception, and behavior when consumed.

Cannabis sativa and cannabis indica are the latin scientific names for weed, marijuana, pot, devil’s lettuce, grass, ganga, dope, herb, reefer, mary jane, bud, flower, nugs, skunk, chronic, 420, blaze, hemp or whatever you’ve heard this plant called.

Legally speaking, “marijuana” is the type of cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC and “hemp” is the dried parts of the cannabis plant that contain less than 0.3% THC. Hemp products were removed from the DEA's controlled substance schedule by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 & therefore no longer prohibited from being sold and shipped across state lines.

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This wonderful plant contains at least 144 phytocannabinoid compounds that bind to the g-protein receptors throughout the body. Amazingly, the body makes cannabinoids that are almost identical to the ones found in plants. The brain actually contains most of the cannabinoid receptors, proving how important these compounds are to us.

This plant also contains at least 120 terpene compounds which have many beneficial functions in the body. The most famous being Vitamin A, which is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. All the terpenes play different (important) roles and each strain of Cannabis contains varying concentrates, which leads to different types of effects.

So... do these vitamins get you high?

I thought you might ask that, and the short answer is NO.

THC gets you high; CBD doesn’t. THC and CBD are the two primary compounds in the Cannabis plant. THC is psychoactive (meaning it is a substance that can change your mood, cognition, perception, and behavior), CBD is not.

The vitamins sold here only have CBD. This allows you to take the vitamins daily, without worrying about passing a drug test or having concerns for “getting high” or feeling impaired, while still receiving all the feel-good benefits of the Cannabis plant.

CBD helps with over a thousand “things.” Unfortunately, the FDA doesn’t want anyone selling CBD products to discuss the many peer-reviewed studies about CBD (or any other natural ingredients for that matter). The FDA’s stance is that citing studies is a way of saying that CBD helps with diseases. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you google “CBD” to learn what it is capable of… trust me, it’s fascinating.

What kind of benefits can I reap from R.Y.?

Now we’re getting into the good stuff. These blends have been specially formulated for optimal results you can actually feel. Let’s get specific.

Original Blend

  • 1000% DV of Biotin for healthier hair, skin, and nails*
  • 1000% DV of B12 for healthier blood and brain cells*
  • Over 100% DV of every essential vitamin promotes optimal health and well-being*
  • Feel-good CBD mimics a runner’s high when paired with exercise*
  • Panax Ginseng has been shown to reduce fatigue, allowing the body to perform at its best for longer*
  • Natural caffeine from Guarana increases blood-flow delivering nutrients quickly, without the jitters*
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Better Mood

  • Gets better with time as Saffron and 5-HTP build serotonin levels in the body*
  • Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen that enhances the body's resilience to stress*
  • L-theanine is known to enhance cognition, brain serotonin, and dopamine*
  • Vitamin D has been shown to regulate mood and ward off depression*
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Pain Lift

  • Lowers inflammation with Turmeric and Boswellia making Pain Lift great for tension headaches and arthritis*
  • Boosts muscle development and repair with 100% DV of every B vitamin*
  • Boosts bone development and repair with Magnesium and Vitamin D*
  • Organic Ginger and Black Pepper extract increases absorption by 2000%*
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Sleep Tight

  • CBD calms the nervous system, reducing aches and anxiety before sleep*
  • Melatonin controls your natural circadian rhythm, signaling your body that it’s time to sleep*
  • Valerian Root and Passionflower promote calmness, helping your body stay asleep*
  • Vitamin D strengthens your muscles and bones while they rest, so you wake up feeling strong and refreshed*
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*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners.

Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice. All R.Y. products found on this site comply with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 ("2018 Farm Bill"). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Finally, you probably noticed the ingredients listed on each bottle and are wondering what they do. I’m happy to explain.

R.Y. has carefully curated each blend with studied and peer-reviewed natural ingredients. To truly understand the power in our unique blends, you must become familiar with these ingredients. Click through the ingredients listed below to read more.

The statements made regarding these products are sourced from the U.S. National Institute of Health database but have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

  • Hemp
  • Ginger
  • Black Pepper Extract
  • Vitamin D
  • Sunflower
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B-Complex
  • Valerian Root
  • Passionflower
  • Melatonin
  • Saffron
  • 5-HTP
  • L-Theanine
  • Ashwagandha
  • Guarana Seed
  • Panax Ginseng
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K


All Blends

Cannabis is a superfood. Marijuana is cannabis with more than 0.3% THC. Hemp is cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, making it federally legal and usually has high levels of CBD. According to the USDA database, it is more nutrient dense than broccoli, kale, and berries. That is why R.Y. uses whole plant hemp in every one of our products. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a patent on CBD as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. 1 Studies show it to be an anti-inflammatory and analgesic, making it a great pain reliever. 2 CBD directly activates the 5-HT1A serotonin receptors, making us feel good. 3 CBD has also been shown to block anxiety-induced REM sleep suppression, helping you stay in REM sleep longer.4

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All Blends

This settles your stomach and helps you absorb nutrients more efficiently. Dramamine sells a non-drowsy version of their product and it is just Ginger in a capsule. Each R.Y. capsule actually contains more ginger than 1 capsule of that Dramamine product because we use a 10:1 organic Ginger concentration. Ginger also lowers inflammation and pain, reduces Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and enhances digestion.


Black pepper extract

All Blends

Black pepper extract, also called piperine, has been shown to increase absorption of Curcumin by 2000%. Piperine extends the absorption and bioavailability of herbs taken in capsule form, that is why it is in every R.Y. capsule.


Vitamin D

All Blends

100% daily value of Vitamin D is in every serving of every blend. New studies come out all the time showing vitamin D helps with something new. From depression to inflammation, and muscle and bone tissue growth to decreasing your chance of developing heart disease and the flu. Most vitamin D comes from the oils in sheeps wool. Our vitamin D is vegan since it comes from lichen that grows on trees. The only sheep that should be involved in your health are the ones you’ll be counting after taking a Sleep Tight.



All Blends

Studies have shown that oral co-administration of lipids enhance systemic exposure to THC and CBD by 2.5-fold and 3-fold, respectively, compared to lipid-free formulations. THC and CBD are lipid-soluble, and the only way a lipid can get into the bloodstream is if it becomes water-soluble since our blood is mostly water. Oil and water don’t mix unless you add an emulsifier to essentially open the door into the fat molecules. Lecithin is a lipid as well as a natural emulsifier. Usually lecithin is sourced from eggs or soy, R.Y. uses an organic sunflower lecithin powder that allows cannabinoids to be absorbed into the bloodstream.




Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral, and the second most prevalent electrolyte in the human body. It is used in almost every function in the body, so you do not want to be deficient in it. It helps with inflammation and studies have shown it increases oxygen content in the blood which leads to better performance and recovery.


Vitamin B-Complex


Everyone knows we need protein to have strong muscles and joints. But not everyone knows that B vitamins help ease the breakdown of protein in your diet which leads to better absorption, quicker recovery, and boosts growth of muscle tissue.

Vitamin B complex helps prevent infections and helps support and promote cell health, cell division, DNA production, growth of red blood cells, energy levels, good eyesight, healthy brain function, good digestion, healthy appetite, proper nerve function, hormones and cholesterol production, cardiovascular health, muscle tone, and healthier hair, skin, and nails.


Valerian Root

Sleep Tight

Valerian root, Passionflower, and Hops were shown to be as effective Ambien. Valerian has a mechanism of action similar to benzodiazepines; however, instead of binding to the gamma subunit like a benzodiazepine, it appears to bind to the beta subunit on the GABA-A receptor instead.



Sleep Tight

Passionflower is added to Sleep Tight to relax the brain and let you sleep longer. Scientists believe passionflower works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA lowers the activity of some brain cells, making you feel more relaxed.



Sleep Tight

Melatonin helps you fall asleep, but doesn’t keep you asleep. Our body naturally produces Melatonin, and releases it when our eyes start seeing less blue light (e.g. when the sun sets). This is how the sleep-wake cycle/circadian rhythm is regulated. If you look at a screen with blue light, Melatonin turns off. Sleep Tight has just enough Melatonin to help you fall asleep, it is the other ingredients that help you stay asleep.



Better Mood

Multiple peer-reviewed double-blind placebo studies (the gold standard of testing) show Saffron is safer and just as effective as Prozac. Each capsule of Better Mood has the same amount of Saffron as in the studies. Prozac and Saffron work as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Essentially they help Serotonin, the feel good hormone, reach the receptors by making sure it isn’t reabsorbed by the presynaptic terminal it just came from.



Better Mood

R.Y.’s 5-HTP is sourced from Griffonia seed. Your body also makes 5-HTP and uses it to then make Serotonin. Serotonin levels have been implicated in the regulation of sleep, depression, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behaviour, and pain sensation. Each Better Mood capsule contains enough 5-HTP to restock the part used to make your feel-good hormone.



Better Mood

An amino acid found in tea leaves and in Better Mood. It is what studies point to for tea’s relaxing effects. Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover, and double-blind trials showed stress-related symptoms (i.e., depression and anxiety) decreased and cognitive function (i.e., verbal fluency and executive function) improved after four weeks of L-theanine administration.



Better Mood

An ancient Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb used to lower stress and anxiety. Recent studies have shown it lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol is often called the “stress hormone” since it causes an increase in your heart rate and blood pressure and causes a “flight or fight” response. The Ashwagandha in Better Mood lowers the levels of the stress hormone in your body, keeping you chill.


Guarana Seed

Original Blend

Studies showed taking a multivitamin with added guarana improves decision-making performance without any additional impairment of the autonomic nervous systems’ regulation or side effects on anxiety. Guarana (Paullinia Cupana) is a climbing plant of the maple family. It is a rainforest vine that was domesticated in the Amazon for its fruits, which are rich in caffeine. Findings suggest that cognitive performance induced by guarana cannot be solely attributable to guarana’s caffeine content but to its flavonoids, saponins, and tannins as well. Guarana has been reported to delay physical and mental cancer-related fatigue, improve cognitive performance, have positive effects on mood, and facilitate weight loss.


Panax Ginseng

Original Blend

There are a few different Ginsengs out there, but Panax is the most studied. Panax Ginseng resists fatigue, mainly through antioxidant stress, regulating carbohydrate metabolism, delaying the accumulation of metabolites, promoting mitochondrial function, neuroprotection, antiapoptosis (prevents cell death), and regulating neurotransmitter disorder in the central nervous system.


Vitamin A

Original Blend

100% of your daily Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, is in every serving of Original Blend. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.


Vitamin C

Original Blend

100% of your daily Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is in every serving of Original Blend. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from air pollution, ultraviolet light from the sun, and when smoking.

The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.


Vitamin E

Original Blend

100% of your daily Vitamin E, a fat-soluble nutrient, is in every serving of Original Blend. Much like vitamin C, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

The body needs vitamin E to boost its immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses. It helps to widen blood vessels and resist blood clotting. In addition, cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and to carry out many important functions.


Vitamin K

Original Blend

Vitamin K is a nutrient that the body needs to stay okay. Research shows that people who eat more vitamin K have stronger bones and are less likely to break a hip than those who have less K. Vitamin K deficiency might reduce bone strength and increase the risk of getting osteoporosis. It's important for blood clotting and healthy bones and also has other functions in the body. K, thanks.