What Are The Main Ingredients Of Your E-Liquid
Ever Wondered What Is In Your E-Liquid?
We all have heard these abbreviations PG and VG but, very few of us actually know about these.
PG stands for propylene glycol which is a petroleum by-product and VG stands for Vegetable glycerin, it is a natural chemical derived from vegetable oils. Both of these are non-toxic, organic compounds. They are widely used as additives in a variety of commercial foods and personal care products because they’re considered safe to use.
Let’s Talk About PG And VG Separately
- Firstly, we’re going to talk about PG, propylene glycol. It is widely used in vape juice because of some amazing properties including,
- Its thin consistency helps the vape juice in getting absorbed by the polyfill and cotton fabric much faster.
- Less gunk build-up when heated.
- Tasteless, so it doesn’t alter the original flavor of your vape juice.
- It also produces a strong throat hit.
- PG is commonly used in Tobacco, fruit and beverage vape fluids. It blends well with tart and fizzy flavors.
Along with these properties there is one downside too, PG can cause allergic reactions in some consumers. These reactions can vary from minor, like a tingling sensation in the throat, to serious like tingling on various parts of the body.
- VG on the other hand is the opposite of PG because it is,
- Thicker in consistency which means slower absorption
- he thickness causes gunk build-up
- It has a sweet taste which often makes it hard to detect the actual flavor of the vape juice.
- VG also gives less of a throat hit.
- The allergy risk is much lower than PG, but some vapers have complained about phlegm after using vape juice completely based on VG.
- It is known best for producing dense clouds.
- VG is mostly used in Cream, custard and yoghurt flavored vape fluids. It provides that thick, mouthful of dessert feeling.
PG Or VG Which One To Choose And When?
Now let’s talk about when you should choose PG and when you should choose VG, also when you need a mix of both.
- Throat hit: For a stronger throat hit you need high PG ratio mixed with freebase nicotine or nicotine salts.
- Smoothness: For a smooth vaping experience your preference should be high VG, but the wattage must be adjusted to avoid any dry hit or burns.
- Surreptitious vaping: If you don’t want people to give you odd looks while you’re vaping you need to choose high PG vape juice because high PG vaping produces less vapors.
- Cloud-Chasing vape: If you like dense clouds and that thick mouthful feeling, high VG vape fluid is the right choice.
For a good vaping experience, along with choosing the right ratio it is also very important to choose the vape tank. That is designed to go with the ratio you have chosen.
- Clearomizers: These tanks work best with High PG vape fluids but the performance is hindered when high VG vape fluids are used with these vape tanks. 50/50 ratio works good in clearomizers.
- Sub-ohm Tanks: High VG vape fluids are very suitable with sub-ohm tanks, for a heavy vaping experience.
- Rebuildable: In these tanks the PG and VG ratio depends on the type of vape coil you are using.
Which One Is Better PG Or VG?
Neither PG nor VG is better, because choosing the concentration of these fluids in your vape liquid is a matter of choice. To get the finest flavor both PG and VG work best combined. The ideal ratio used around the vaping world is 70:30 70% PG and 30% VG. It gives the perfect throat hit along with dense clouds.
The information we have gathered above can be very useful for vapers who are new to vaping. Even for vapers who have been vaping for long but didn’t know what actually is there that gives them the unforgettable experience that they get, while vaping.