Frequently Asked Questions

Will this product affect a drug test?
Rye’s CBD products are all formulated with less than .3% THC. All the products are tested to assure this. Topical application of our products should not affect a Urinalysis (UA) but could effect a test that uses hair or skin samples. The levels that might occur will be extremely low and should be able to be explained if you tell them you are using our products for skin related issues and pain.

Does it smell like Marijuana?
Rye’s CBD products are specifically formulated to provide a positive aroma. In fact the aromas of all our products are formulated with specific Essential Oils which provide beneficial results for your mood and overall health. While we aim to provide products that work well to smell unique at times there might be a very low level of Hemp derived scent due to the fact we use Full Spectrum Hemp CBD.

What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of many different molecules known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD has many beneficial properties. All life forms have what is called an Endocannabinoid System. This system works directly with Cannabinoids to help facilitate bodily functions and overall balanced health.

What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a natural oil which is extracted from the cannabis plant. It is used for a variety of purposes. Many of which help your body function more efficiently.

What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants and are also referred to as phytocannabinoids. This means they were produced by a plant, while cannabinoids produced by the human body are called endocannabinoids. That’s right our body make Cannabinoids on its own. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which promotes homeostasis. Our brain has more Cannabinoid receptors in it then neurotransmitters. Would suggest that Cannabinoids are highly important to a high functioning body.

How does CBD work?
CBD’s effects result from interaction with the endocannabinoid system. CBD impacts the ECS indirectly, most often through activation of outside receptors and interaction with enzymes. Much is still unknown but what we have seen is that the effects of CBD enhance the communication responses between your body on nearly every level. This attributes to why CBD has been shown to help with so many different ailments.

What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is “NOT” CBD oil. While CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp seed oil is similar to other seed oils. Hemp seed oil has its own benefits, but it does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD. Many companies market themselves with hemp seed oil to associate themselves with the benefits of CBD oil. When looking for the benefits of CBD make sure you confirm the source and viability of the ingredients.

Is your product safe?
There are no known incidences of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Also, all Rye’s CBD products undergo testing to guarantee they are free of any potential contaminants. Each product will have different applications. Our topical products are not to be ingested.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug. Hemp contains negligible amounts of THC and is unlikely to cause a high.

What is CBD used for?
Many people use CBD to help with pain management amongst other uses. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD has been shown to be a major part of a healthy functioning body.

Does your product contain THC?
All Rye’s CBD products contain less than .3% THC and are all tested before being distributed. This minimal amount of THC removes the chance of creating a chance of a high but enables the “Entourage Effect” to provide the best possible results from the CBD.

Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?
Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC.

Can I see your lab reports?
Yes, our lab reports for each batch are posted on our website.

For additional ingredient information, please view our Certificates of Analysis:
Bergamot Black Pepper COA
Geranium Rosewood COA

Why should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?
CBD has such a wide array of uses which do not need the psychotropic effects of THC. Your body is constantly dealing with changes in the outside environment that it must adjust and cope with. Rebalancing all the time. This means your body needs to be able to access Cannabinoids frequently to keep a homeostatic system. By not having the psychotropic effects of THC you can maintain that balance and operate normally through your day.

What does broad spectrum mean?
The term broad spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, other beneficial compounds found in hemp while removing the THC content altogether. Research has shown that having a small amount of THC available improves the effectiveness of the compound. This effect is called the “Entourage Effect” and a main reason we prefer to stick with Full Spectrum CBD in our products.

What does full spectrum mean?
Full spectrum CBD is the preferred CBD option for Rye’s CBD. It contains all the compounds found in the Hemp plant. Research has shown that by maintaining the full array of compounds it provides a synergistic effect called “The Entourage Effect”. This means that all active components work more effectively, thus giving the product a higher level of benefits.

Will I feel any effects from using CBD products?
Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, restful sleep, increased attention and focus among others. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.

Can I overdose on CBD?
There is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is completely non-toxic.

What are terpenes?
Terpenes are what give cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in aromatherapy. Terpenes are highly effective parts of why many natural ingredients have worked for centuries. Smell is a powerful tool for the body and can elicit the body to react in many beneficial ways when properly used.

Is it possible to take too much CBD?
CBD is non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone overdosing on CBD.

How much CBD is in your products?
Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product.

What is the ideal serving size?
This is completely unique to everyone. The research has shown that your body will change the levels of CB receptors in your body as needed.

How often can I take CBD?
CBD can be taken multiple times each day. There has been no evidence of CBD overdose or negative effects from over consumption. There is however evidence that support the body regulating the Cannabinoid receptors due to levels of CBD in the body. So maintaining a balanced approach would seems to have the best results.

Are there any negative side effects?
CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However drowsiness can happen so be aware of your intention for the day when taking it.

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All Rye’s CBD products go through rigorous testing by third-party labs to assure purity and accurate concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are free of any potential contaminants.

Do you test for potency, pesticide, heavy metals, and yeast/mold?
Yes. All Rye’s CBD products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to ensure purity and accurate concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products free of any potential contaminants.

Will CBD get me high?
No. CBD is non-psychotropic and is extremely unlikely to cause a high. Though varying results may occur individually it is not known to have any high related to it.

Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?
No. CBD is not a drug. There are many CBD products in your local stores today. Cannabis Health and Beauty Aid (CHABA) Law allows for products with less than .3% THC to be sold over the counter and are legal in all United States except Nebraska and Idaho.

Does CBD have a shelf life?
CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be used within a certain period. They should be stored in airtight containers either in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

How should I store CBD products? Do I need to refrigerate them?
We highly recommend either refrigerating CBD products or storing them in a cool place. Always keep CBD products in airtight containers and store them away from direct sunlight and heat, which can degrade certain compounds in CBD oil.

Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?
Rye’s CBD cannot, and does not represent or warrant as to the results that any individual may experience, and advises you to consider the risks of incorrect detection prior to use of this product.

Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?
Because of its ability to help support the body’s effort to maintain homeostasis, CBD is often used by those who don’t have any specific concerns. Cannabinoids allow the body to upregulate and down regulate many bodily functions. If you are healthy providing this essential compound will assist in keeping you that way by enhancing your bodies regular immune system functions.

Does CBD interact with other medications?
Much more research needs to be done in this area. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.

How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?
Most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary. However regular use of CBD will provide better results over time as your body begins to rely on their presence in your system.

What methods of extraction do you use?
All Rye’s CBD products use a CO2 extraction process.

Where is your hemp grown?
The hemp used to produce Rye’s CBD products is grown in the USA using sustainable methods.

Is your product organic? Vegan friendly?
Rye’s CBD products use hemp that is grown using natural methods and our products contain other organic ingredients. All of Rye’s products use Beeswax. We are hoping to use funds from revenue to help support the Honeybee population and establish a more sustainable relationship with these wonderful creatures.

I have a gluten allergy. Can I use your products?
Yes. All Rye’s CBD products are gluten free.

What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of Cannabinoid Receptors (CB1 and CB2). CB1 receptors are mainly found in your central nervous system helping to regulate bodily function such as appetite, sleep, mood, temperature and so on. CB2 receptors are found throughout the body in places that support immunity. Rye’s CBD topicals are created to interact with the CB2 receptors helping to boost the health of your main Immune system organ, your skin.

What is the entourage effect?
This is a huge part of what we focus on at Rye’s CBD. The Entourage Effect is a scientific term for how Full Spectrum CBD enables higher quality results. The compounds found in Cannabis are all synergistically working together to provide the best results. If you were to remove on of these compounds the results would not be as effective. Thus Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate are applications of CBD that have been refined out of their effectiveness. This fantastic synergy has been shown to extend to other natural ingredients and essential oils. Many of which are specifically used in Rye’s CBD products to give our customers the best possible results.

How do I choose a product that is right for me?
Do your research and ask questions of the company you look to purchase from. The industry of CBD is currently not regulated, and many companies aim to take advantage of the market place while they can. Make sure you know where the CBD is from, how it is grown, what type of CBD it is (Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate) and always make sure the company is doing 3rd party testing to assure no pesticides or contamination is coming with your CBD.

How does your product differ from others?
Rye’s CBD products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. This means more of the CBD gets put to use by your body. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products.

I like your products. How can I become an affiliate?
Please view our program links in the footer of our website or visit our partnerships page for information on how to become an affiliate.

What is your return policy?
Rye’s CBD offers a 30-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, simply let us know by email at or through our Contact Us page and we will give you a full refund.

More questions?
Please leave us a message with your question. We will do our best to respond to you promptly with an answer with supporting information. If we can, we will also refer you to an outside professional to gain more knowledge on the subject. Rye’s CBD has a mission to help educate and better the communities understanding of CBD.