If you have taken into the world of e juice then you must have come across two terms: VG and PG. This can appear to be befuddling to a newcomer like you. However, an understanding of these two ingredients can immensely enhance your vaping knowledge. Here’s our simple guide on all that you need to know about VG and PG.
VG and PG – What these are
In straightforward terms:
- PG and VG are the scentless liquids that are combined with the flavor and nicotine to create e-juice.
- They create vapor when warmed, which enable them to be breathed in.
- Both PG and VG in fact have a place with the alcohol chemical class (regardless of the name, they are not inebriating). They are regarded as sugar alcohols and are incorporated into numerous consumable items.
- They have particular mouth and throat sensations when vaped.
- PG and VG are not oils, and cannot cause any of the restorative issues — like lipoid pneumonia —that breathing in real oils can.
- The two liquids have an alternate consistency to each other and a somewhat extraordinary taste.
- Some vaping set-ups can just work with a specific level of PG and VG.
- Most present day e-juices use a blend of the two liquids, however the proportion can change significantly.
Picking the wrong PG/VG proportion can put novices off so you need to be mindful while picking the correct level for your vape hardware.
VG or Vegetable Glycerin – An Overview
VG or Vegetable Glycerin is a characteristic synthetic, obtained from vegetable oils, so works well for veggie lovers as well. It is ordinarily utilized in e-juice to give a ‘thick’ sensation to vapor. VG has a somewhat sweet taste and is extensively thicker than PG. Vegetable Glycerin gives a much smoother throat hit that Propylene Glycol, making it more reasonable for sub-ohm vaping. While nicotine and flavorings are generally suspended in PG, a few manufacturers are putting forth a VG elective, to empower 100% VG blends.
What is VG used for?
VG can be found in various therapeutic, nourishment and individual care items, as follows:
- Sweetener as sugar substitution.
- Pet sustenance.
- Beauty items, for example, make-up, mousse, bubble shower, post-shaving astringent, and antiperspirant.
- Soap and hand cream.
- Toothpaste and other dental care items.
PG or Propylene Glycol – An Overview
PG or Propylene Glycol, is petroleum based by-product. The liquid has no scent or color and is less viscous than vegetable glycerin. In vaping, it is utilized to give a ‘throat hit’, which a few vapers assert is like the sensation experienced when smoking tobacco. It additionally conveys season more viably than VG, making it the most ordinarily utilized suspension liquid for enhance concentrates and nicotine.
What is PG used for?
Propylene Glycol can be found in different things that you normally use in your everyday lives. Among such are the following:
• Nicotine inhalers.
• Toothpaste and other oral cleanliness items.
• Medical items utilized orally, infused or as topical definitions.
• Pet sustenance (except feline nourishment).
• Beauty items, including make-up, cleanser and infant wipes.
Both PG and VG work in various ways, and every individual comes with specific preferences and disservices. Our recommendation is to begin with a 50-50 PG to VG proportion and keep on experimenting with different ratios and see which gives you the most satisfaction. You also need to ensure that your vaping gear is compatible with the particular ratio.