PG vs. VG-based E-Liquid Mixtures – Perfecting Throat Hit, Consistency, and Vapor Production
If you research smokeless cigarettes, you’re going to hear discussion about PG and VG liquids.
Many users, especially those who are new to vaping want to know as much as possible about their options. How do you choose wisely? Is one really better than the other? Here is a look at what they are, and how to read between the lines, and how to figure out which will be better for you.
EverSmoke e-liquids are generally made of just four ingredients: water, nicotine, flavoring, and a VG (vegetable glycerin)/PG (propylene glycol) mixture. There are some with additional ingredients, but these are the basics and most important.
Nicotine comes in varying amounts in cartridges, and it is pretty general. Our range goes from 18mg (full-flavored), 12mg (light), 6mg (ultra-light) and 0mg (nicotine-free). However, the actual nicotine content is pretty low because it goes quite far in the diluted liquid solution.
All e-liquid blends contain VG, PG, or a mixture of the two. For EverSmoke, it was determined through extensive research that the 70/30 (PG/VG) mix was ideal, and was able to deliver the most satisfying experience to new e-smokers. Continue reading for a brief description of each of these important ingredients.
Vegetable glycerin is a thick, heavy, and sweet-tasting liquid. It gives your smokeless cigarette a very pleasant sweet flavor, and creates large amounts of vapor. It also creates an incredibly smooth throat hit that many users highly appreciate. Vegetable glycerin is derived from, you guessed it, vegetables. Therefore it is considered completely natural and safe. VG is also used as a sweetener and in many cosmetic products.
Vegetable glycerin imparts a slightly sweet flavor –however it does not contain sugar, and is metabolized by the body in a different manner than sugar.
Propylene glycol, by comparison, is very thin, but even sweeter than VG. PG is known to produce a great throat hit, and that is why some people favor it in their smokeless cigarettes.
Something to consider with PG is that it has a higher rate of sensitivity, and can cause reactions that are allergic in nature in some users. It is generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is why it can be found in a host of healthcare products from skincare lotions to body products and as a preservative in foods. However, a small percentage of people, about 2%, have negative allergic reactions to PG where they experience shortness of breath or dryness of the throat.
The 30/70 mix that you can order from EverSmoke contains the ideal measure of both types of e-liquid (30% VG/70% PG), allowing you to experience the best of each. This optimal ratio combines the great throat hit and sweetness of PG e-liquid with the thickness that VG e-liquids offer, along with tons of vapor production.
So, when it comes to vaping, there are definitely some important factors to keep in mind about PG and VG. Essentially, the choice comes down to your own personal preference.
Whether you ultimately decide on a 100% PG e-liquid, full VG e-liquid, or somewhere in between, knowing the differences can make a huge impact when selecting a smokeless cigarette (http://www.eversmoke.com/smokeless-cigarettes.html) brand.