Ingredient Glossary | GVB Biopharma

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GVB Biopharma White-Label Program

GVB Biopharma White-Label Program

GVB Biopharma is the world’s premier producer of bulk cannabinoid and white label cannabinoid products. With a robust array of domestic facilities and operations across multiple continents, we’re standing by to craft custom products featuring any of the following optional ingredients.


Safflower Oil

Safflower oil is rich in antioxidant vitamins, and this natural plant oil also includes linoleic acid, which moisturizes the outer layer of your skin and can offer benefits for skin conditions like acne and dry skin. This oil has a light, mild scent.

Olive Oil

When applied topically, olive oil has moisturizing and antibacterial effects, and this mild, natural oil is also a great source of vitamins A, K, and E. By reducing sun damage and preventing dry skin, olive oil can help prevent common signs of aging.


As an ideal ingredient for salves, beeswax has potent properties and forms a barrier between your skin and the outside world. A common treatment for skin conditions, beeswax traps water under your skin which can promote healing.

Camphor Oil

Camphor is believed to have potent antioxidant effects, and this oil’s powerful aroma adds an exotic allure to any cannabinoid topical. Camphor can also have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

Clove Oil

Clove oil has a distinctive aroma, and this topical ingredient is a common solution for inflammation and itchiness. With a subtle warming effect, clove oil is also useful for acne and bacterial infections.

Rosemary Oil

In addition to adding a piney, woody aroma to any cannabinoid topical, rosemary oil also can offer antioxidant, antifungal, and antimicrobial effects. It’s one of the only natural sources of rosmarinic acid, and rosemary oil also contains a variety of different terpenes and is a great addition to any hemp product.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint has a slightly spicier aroma than other mint varieties, and this substance can have powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. While it is commonly to help with acne, peppermint oil is also believed to help relieve headaches and muscle aches.

Organic Aloe

Packed with antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C, aloe vera can help reduce common signs of aging. Aloe is also utilized as an effective wound healer, and sunburn soother.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is often used to help heal scars, and it also can reduce the symptoms of sun damage. As a result, this sweet-smelling oil is a common component of anti-acne topicals, and it’s also present in many anti-aging balms and creams.

Organic Sunflower Oil

Since it’s non-comedogenic, sunflower oil won’t block your pores, but this oil can deliver high concentrations of the antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E deep into your skin. Sunflower oil also appears to be a potent antiseptic agent, and it’s commonly used to fight skin infections.

Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that have acne-fighting and antimicrobial qualities, and this simple, plant-based substance keeps your skin moisturized. Vitamin E and vitamin A are also found in coconut oil.

Shea Butter

Derived from the nuts of the shea tree, shea butter has potent moisturizing properties. Shea butter adds a creamy, smooth consistency to creams, lotions, balms, and other types of topicals.

Kukui Nut Oil

As one of the most absorbent topical oils, kukui nut oil can rapidly pass through and hydrate every layer of your skin. Commonly used for eczema and psoriasis, kukui nut oil also appears to have wound-healing properties.

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

With high concentrations of vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, and omega fatty acids, organic pumpkin seed oil is believed to have potent skin-nourishing properties. This light oil absorbs rapidly into your skin without leaving behind a greasy film.

Avocado Oil

As an excellent source of oleic acid, potassium, lecithin, and vitamin E, avocado oil can stimulate collagen generation, which helps heal wounds and prevents common signs of aging. Avocado oil is also an excellent moisturizer and topical antioxidant.

Organic Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is one of the most commonly used anti-acne topical oils. This substance is believed to have potent antioxidant properties, and jojoba oil contains high concentrations of both vitamin E and B vitamins.

Vitamin B5

Also known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 helps your skin heal and stay moisturized. This essential vitamin has UV-protective qualities, and it also can remove comedones from your pores.

Vitamin E

As one of the most potent essential antioxidants, vitamin E can protect your skin from oxidation by fighting back against free radicals. Vitamin E strengthens the skin barrier and has powerful moisturizing properties.

Organic Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract contains high concentrations of polyphenols, which promote proper moisturization. This natural substance also appears to prevent acne by reducing sebum production in your pores.

Organic Gotu Kola Extract

Frequently used as an anti-aging topical ingredient, gotu kola promotes collagen production and can increase the concentration of antioxidants in newly formed skin. This organic plant extract is also believed to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles.

Horsetail Extract

With high concentrations of silica and potent antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities, horsetail extract is believed to be an excellent wound-healer and collagen-builder. Horsetail extract is commonly used as an anti-aging ingredient.

Wild Geranium Extract

Along with its delicate, floral aroma, wild geranium extract also is shown to exert topical antioxidant benefits that can prevent acne, and reduce the signs of aging.

Organic Dandelion Extract

Dandelion extract can help your skin grow new cells, and it also can aid in collagen production. Due to its hydrating and antioxidant properties, dandelion extract can also help reduce redness.

Lemon Essential Oil

As a mild exfoliant and potent antioxidant, lemon essential oil has topical benefits that complement its sharp, citrusy aroma.

Orange Essential Oil

In addition to its uplifting, stress-reducing aroma, orange essential oil is also a great source of antioxidants and other skin-protecting compounds.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has potent antibacterial properties, which makes this natural extract a great addition to acne-fighting topicals. The aroma of lavender is also uniquely soothing and relaxing.

Cayenne Infusion

The primary ingredient in our topical Cayenne Infusion is capsaicin, a natural, beneficial compound that can help with a wide range of bodily functions. When added to topical products, our Cayenne Infusion creates a sensation of heat that pairs well with cooling ingredients.

Menthol Crystals

Completely natural and derived from Mentha arvensis, our Menthol Crystals provide concentrated cooling power when added to topicals. Research also indicates that menthol may have antioxidant and antibacterial properties.


Eucalyptus has cooling properties that are similar to menthol, but this natural plant extract also has unique properties starting with its potent, exotic aroma. Studies show that eucalyptus can have antioxidant benefits, and this substance may even help with wounds and burns.


Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT Oil)

MCT oil is an excellent base for tinctures. While its taste is practically imperceptible, this natural coconut oil derivative can, increases energy levels, and may even have neuroprotective properties.


While fully non-intoxicating, cannabis terpenes have unique aromas and flavors that add depth and distinctiveness to any tincture. Terpenes also can have antioxidant properties and may boost the effects of cannabinoids.

Natural Terpenes

Cannabis terpenes improve the flavor and aroma of vape cartridges without contributing any undesirable intoxicating effects. With dozens of terpenes to choose from, there’s no limit to the ways you can customize the way your vape cartridges smell and taste.
Active Ingredients – Ingestibles

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that most people don’t get enough of in their daily diet. This substance is also one of the world’s most potent antioxidants, making it a great addition to any cannabinoid-infused capsule.

Valerian Root

Prescribed for centuries as a treatment for sleep-related disorders, valerian root has historically been used for stress and anxiety. Making this ingredient a perfect addition to any sleep-oriented product.


Widely used as a natural sleep aid, a few milligrams of melatonin go a long way when added to capsules and other ingestible products.

Skullcap Infusion

Skullcap has dozens of different uses, and this natural substance is considered to be a sleep aid. Additionally, skullcap is believed to help with anxiety, and may reduce inflammation.

Ginseng Infusion

As a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng is a root-derived substance that may possess potent antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. Ginseng is also believed to reduce blood sugar, boost the immune system, and increase energy levels.

Maca Root Infusion

In addition to its impressive nutrient profile, maca root extract is believed to improve sexual functioning in both men and women. This natural substance also may have mood-boosting properties, and improve athletic performance.

Ginger Root Infusion

An ancient digestive aid, ginger root extract appears to help with nausea, improve gastrointestinal health, and help boost your immune system. This natural extract contains gingerol, a potent medicinal compound with remarkable antioxidant properties.

Ginkgo Biloba Infusion

The leaves of the ancient ginkgo tree contain potent antioxidants and other compounds that appear to improve circulation, and exert neuroprotective properties, which can help with mood disorders. When ingested orally, ginkgo may improve your eye health and prevent age-related macular degeneration.


When added to tinctures, chamomile has an apple-like, honey-sweet taste that perfectly complements the flavor of hemp oil. Chamomile also retains its immunity-boosting and sleep-aiding effects when ingested in tincture form.


Orange tincture flavoring accentuates the citrus terpenes present in full-spectrum or broad-spectrum hemp extract, and it also obscures the somewhat bitter taste of cannabinoid isolates.


Perfect for tinctures that lean toward the relaxing or sumptuous, vanilla has a flavor that’s reminiscent of sweet treats like ice cream or cookies. Natural vanilla extract is also high in antioxidants.


Yuzu is an East Asian citrus fruit that tastes like a mix between a grapefruit and a lemon. This tart, citrusy natural flavoring is a great standalone addition to tinctures, and it also combines well with other citrus flavorings.


Sweeter than oranges and equipped with a full, lingering flavor, tangerines evoke a simultaneously relaxing and energizing ambiance. Tangerine flavoring captures the zest of citrus without being overly tart.


The epitome of tart and refreshing, lemon flavoring brings out the flavor of the cannabis terpene limonene to the absolute fullest, and it’s a great addition to tinctures that are designed to be invigorating or energizing.


Made with the central calyces of the hibiscus flower, hibiscus tincture flavoring is reminiscent of tart cranberries. Even when simply used as a flavoring, natural hibiscus has potent antioxidant and antibacterial benefits.


While not a citrus fruit, citronella grass has a lemony, woody flavor that’s become associated with insect-repelling candles. In cannabinoid tinctures, citronella has a delicious, lemongrass taste.


Lavender shares the terpene linalool with many Cannabis sativa strains, making soothing lavender extract the perfect addition to any tinctures. In addition to offering antioxidant and antibacterial benefits, lavender’s unique taste and aroma are believed to have relaxing qualities.


As one of the tartest and tangiest citrus fruits, grapefruit flavoring adds a zesty punch to cannabinoid tinctures. Grapefruit flavoring pairs well with other citrus tastes, and it also excels as a standalone flavor.


Named for its slightly spicy taste, peppermint pairs well with citrus flavoring. Peppermint extract is also believed to have digestive and antioxidant benefits.


Passionfruit has a tropical, tangy taste that reduces the bitterness of hemp extract. Plus, this fruity flavoring has a powerful aroma that makes tinctures more enticing.


Less spicy than peppermint, wintergreen has a sharp, refreshing flavor that’s reminiscent of the winter-time plant from which it is derived.


If you’re looking for a generally minty flavor that tastes like a mix between peppermint, wintergreen, and spearmint, look no further than our mint tincture flavoring.


Spearmint is one of the mildest of all the mint flavors, but it still provides a cooling, numbing sensation throughout your mouth when ingested as a tincture flavoring.



This tangy, sweet flavoring brings to mind the unique experience of biting into a fresh strawberry in the middle of summer.


With a slightly tangy flavor that’s reminiscent of a mix between the pink center and white rind of a slice of watermelon, this cannabinoid gummy flavoring is undeniably mouthwatering.


Mango is one of the best non-cannabis sources of myrcene, a common terpene found in hemp. Therefore, the tropical, tangy taste of mango pairs perfectly with most types of cannabinoid-rich hemp extract.


This undeniably tropical and unapologetically sour gummy flavoring pairs perfectly with gummies that are designed to impart energizing or invigorating effects.

Green Apple

Sour and tart just like a Granny Smith apple, our green apple gummy flavoring recreates the sensation of biting into a crisp, juicy apple.

Mixed Berry

With hints of raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry, this mixed berry flavoring evokes the adventurous spirit of wild berry picking with every gummy bite.


Citrusy flavors like orange bring out the most delicious tastes present in hemp extract while covering up any bitter or unwanted flavors. Our orange gummy flavoring pairs especially well with full-spectrum or broad-spectrum hemp extract.


Tangy, tart, but slightly sweeter than lemon, our lime gummy flavoring brings to mind tropical, sunny climes and fills your mouth with a refreshing taste.


Reminiscent of the potent sweetness of concord grapes, our natural grape flavoring is mild, scrumptious, and is the perfect complement to gummies with tangy or citrusy flavors.


Our peppermint flavoring makes our tablets taste just like conventional breath mints.


Less sharp and spicy than peppermint, spearmint imbues cannabinoid-rich tablets with a smooth, cooling flavor. This familiar flavoring makes it easier for customers to replace their favorite breath mints with your cannabinoid-infused tablets.


Overwhelmingly sweet but with a jolt of tartness, our cherry flavoring will make you want to hold your cannabinoid tablet in your mouth as long as possible as it slowly dissolves.


Cool and refreshing without being minty, our citrusy lime cannabinoid tablet flavoring brings to mind tropical, fruity drinks and the world’s most beloved hard candies.


Grape-flavored tablets bring to mind delicious hard candy, and this mild flavor is perfect for products that are designed to be relaxing or induce sleep.


The king of the citrus flavors, orange provides an exotic yet relaxing taste that brings out the terpene-richness of full-spectrum or broad-spectrum hemp extract.

Green Apple

Tart, tangy, and playful, green apple tablet flavoring isn’t quite as overwhelming as citrus, making it a great choice for tablets that are designed to either be invigorating or relaxing.


There’s nothing quite like the energy that lemon tablet flavoring provides. If your tablets are designed to put a little spring in your step, lemon is the perfect flavoring to accentuate these energizing effects.


Soothing yet subtly stimulating, the spicy and sweet flavor of cinnamon is right at home when added to tablets. Even when simply used as a flavoring, natural cinnamon extract can have antioxidant properties.



Why separate strawberry and banana when these flavors are practically designed to be paired? Our Strawnanna vape flavoring is recognizable to customers who have tried other vape products, making it easy to switch to vaping cannabinoids instead.

Watermelon Mint

Combining the tangy sweetness of watermelon with the refreshing coolness of mint, our Watermelon Mint flavor is the perfect addition to vape products that are designed to supply a summertime vibe.

Lemon Haze

This flavoring takes the unmistakable taste of Lemon Haze cannabis and infuses it into your vape products. The sativa terpenes in this flavoring blend perfectly with vape products that are designed to be energizing.

Grand Daddy Purp

This flavor evokes satisfied indica contentment. Grand Daddy Purp is considered to be one of the most delicious connoisseur indica strains, and it’s the perfect flavoring for relaxing or bedtime vape products.

Lemon Cake

The cannabis strain Lemon Cake combines sativa citrus with the musky earthiness of indica strains, and our Lemon Cake vape flavoring captures this cultivar’s unique terpene profile at its prime.


Gelato is one of the world’s most famous hybrid cannabis strains, and our Gelato flavoring recreates this cultivar’s distinctive mix of berry, citrus, and lavender tastes.

Tangerine Banana

Mixing the sweet and mellow taste of banana with the mild citrus flavor of tangerine, our Tangerine Banana vape flavoring is perfect for customers who want to indulge their sweet tooth.

Scents – Topicals


Our vanilla topical scent takes the sweetness of this natural extract and imbues it into your skin. This rich, somewhat floral aroma mixes perfectly with creams.


Even the mere aroma of chamomile evokes a sense of sleepiness that makes this scent perfect for bedtime cannabinoid creams or salves.


Lavender has a unique scent that is shared by linalool-rich cannabis strains. This aroma can produce a relaxing effect that’s perfect topicals designed for pain-relief


Calendula is a unique plant with flowers that smell like an eclectic mix of sap, caramel, and freshly split wood. This natural aroma evokes the healing powers of the forest, and it’s the perfect pick for oil-based salves.


As a topical aroma, orange embodies the very spirit of relaxing luxury. Our orange topical scent is ideal for body lotions or any topical that can benefit from a touch of citrus.


With the faint bitterness of grapefruit and the overpowering zest of lemon, yuzu is an invigorating aroma that lends itself well to any type of topical.


With all the sweetness of orange but without its overpowering tang, our tangerine topical scent is perfect for citrusy topicals that are designed to be more relaxing than invigorating.


Rosemary needles have an utterly unique aroma that, for some people, will trigger the aroma memory of freshly-baked bread. This aroma oozes contentment and domestic bliss.


The aroma of lemongrass combines a unique mix of orange blossom, lemon, ginger, and grass, and it’s an invigorating scent that mixes well with genuine citrus aromas.


As the most energizing and uplifting citrus aroma, our lemon topical scent is the perfect pick for any creams, lotions, or balms that are designed to create a sense of peppy contentment.

Tea Tree

Tea tree oil has a unique scent that’s fresh, powerful, and somewhat minty. Even when used as an aroma ingredient, tea tree oil has potent antioxidant properties.


With an exotic aroma that immediately brings to mind the Far East, our jasmine scent lends an intense, sensual, and almost intoxicating aura to any cannabinoid topical.


Harvested from the bark of boswellia trees, frankincense has a woody, lemony aroma that has been associated with wealth and grandeur for millennia.


Sharp, spicy, and woody, the aroma of ginger is ideal for topicals that are designed to provide a warming or relaxing effect.


The aroma of camphor is so piquant that it can cause a pleasant, nose-tingling effect. This powerful antioxidant remains beneficial even when it is simply used as an aromatic ingredient.

GVB ingredients FAQs

1. What ingredients do you offer?

Some examples of rare or unusual ingredients we can add to our tinctures include authentic cannabis terpenes, maca root, hibiscus, and yuzu. In our gummies, we offer beloved classics like Orange, Grape, and Cherry, and for the more adventurous, we have options like Green Apple and Lime. In our topical blends, we commonly use rare botanical ingredients like kukui nut and sweet almond oil, and we’d be happy to incorporate any custom ingredients you may desire.

2. Are different flavors available?

Almost all of our products that are intended for ingestion are offered in a variety of flavors. In addition to the flavors listed in this guide, we can be flexible by incorporating specific flavoring agents or profiles that you want to achieve in your product. Simply talk with a client services representative to come up with a list of options.

3. What types of products are available?

Some of our most popular product offerings over the years include tinctures, capsules, and gummies. Recently, however, the CBD industry has been evolving and diversifying, resulting in a much wider range of popular products than anyone initially anticipated. If you have a specific type of product that you would like to bring to life for your brand, start a conversation with a client services representative today.

4. Are the ingredients in your products legal?

All of our products are in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill by containing less than 0.3% THC. In every capacity of our operations, we constantly strive to achieve the utmost level of available certification and approval from all relevant state, federal, and local bodies. Contact us today to learn more about the legality and regulatory status of the products we offer.

At GVB Biopharma, we leverage our vast catalog of optional ingredients to craft unique and attractive products for our valued clients. To learn more about the private label hemp products we can produce and our other services, book an introductory consultation call today.

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