What exactly is in the e-liquid you’re vaping?
Do you know the difference between PG and VG?
Do you know how much of each is in your liquid?
Have you ever been asked by your local vape shop what percentage of each you want, and not known how to answer?
Are the ingredients really safe?
When it comes to e-liquid, two terms constantly crop up: VG and PG. This can seem confusing to the newcomer, but knowledge and the ability to find the mix that’s right for you can vastly improve your vaping experience. So let’s start with the basics.
What exactly are they?
PG stands for Propylene Glycol, a petroleum by-product. The fluid has no odour or colour and is less viscous than VG. In vaping it is used to provide a ‘throat hit’, which some users claim is similar to the sensation of smoking tobacco. It also carries flavour more effectively than VG, making it the most commonly used suspension fluid for flavour concentrates and nicotine.
VG stands for Vegetable Glycerine. It is a natural chemical, derived from vegetable oils, so is safe for vegetarians. It is commonly used in e-liquid to give a ‘thick’ sensation to vapour. VG has a slightly sweet taste and is considerably thicker than PG. Vegetable Glycerine provides a much smoother throat hit that Propylene Glycol, making it more suitable for sub-ohm vaping. While nicotine and flavourings are commonly suspended in PG, most shops will offer liquid in a variety of mixes
Is PG VG bad for you?
Both Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG) are considered safe and acceptable substance to be ingested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In fact, both substances are part of many types of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
Which is better PG or VG?
It depends on what you’re looking for. PG has impact on throat hit and is a better flavour carrier. VG produces more vapour. So if its flavour you’re after, then PG is the way to go, but if you’re into blowing big clouds, then VG is the one for you.
I hope this guide helps you next time you’re choosing your new liquid, if you have any questions please feel free to ask, and don’t forget to check out our shop for any of you vaping needs.