What’s in Your E-Liquid?
Date Posted: September 17, 2013
Have you ever wondered just what is in that tasty e-liquid you’re vaporizing? Here at V2 Cigs, we take pride in offering some of the highest-quality e-liquids available. You can even download a list of the ingredients in your specific batch of liquid! Electric cigarettes produce a smoke-like vapor, and if they contain nicotine, a strong throat hit as well. This vapor is not smoke; it’s produced by a liquid contained in the flavor cartridge called “e-liquid.” E-liquid is typically comprised of four main ingredients: water, propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine and flavoring. Today, let’s delve into the world of VG and PG, two of the most well-known e cig ingredients.
When you vape, the battery heats up a premium liquid contained in the flavor cartridge, producing a dense, smoke-like vapor. E-liquid is also referred to as e-juice, nicotine fluid, juice and smoke juice. V2 Cigs offers a wide variety of flavors to choose from, including non-nicotine versions. To get the best properties of each ingredient, most vapers prefer a mixture of PG and VG in order to enjoy a strong throat hit as well as a significant vapor. Conveniently, most V2 Cigs e-liquids contain both PG and VG!
What is Propylene Glycol?
PG is one of the base ingredients that form e-liquid; this is what provides you with that deliciously strong throat hit. PG is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA, and has been used in a variety of household, food, skincare and health products for over 50 years.
PG has little to no taste and therefore won’t affect flavored e-liquid. It’s a relatively thin liquid which can prolong the life of your cartridge. However, it’s best when combined with other ingredients like VG to give a better-rounded vaping experience. In the rare case that someone is allergic to propylene glycol, e-liquids containing VG are the perfect substitute.
For more information about Propylene Glycol, check out this blog.
What Is Vegetable Glycerin?
VG is another commonly used substance in the e-liquid found in e cigs. VG is a natural ingredient derived from plants and, like PG, is often contained in many household products like lotions, shampoos, toothpastes, pet foods, medications, bakery items and more.
VG boasts a much thicker viscosity than PG. It can have a mildly sweet taste, so it is often blended with PG in e-liquid to accommodate the full flavors of V2 Cigs.
Because of its dense properties, VG is known for the thick vapor it produces; PG is a thinner substance and produces a more smooth kind of vapor. While many electric cigarette fans would prefer to have an e-liquid made exclusively from VG, the fluid is so thick that it can shorten the life span of your cartridge if not diluted with its partner, propylene glycol. That’s why we use both ingredients in our V2 Cigs e-liquids!
How do Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin Compare with Each Other?
Both PG and VG are used regularly to produce the e-liquid contained in e cigs. These two ingredients are usually combined with various amounts of water and/or nicotine, as well as food grade flavoring to produce the perfect blend of e-liquid. With PG’s smooth throat hit and VG’s thick vapor, the two substances interact with each other to give you exactly what you’re looking for in an electric cigarette.
To find the perfect e-liquid flavor for your taste buds, visit V2cigs.com and check out all of the choices!