E-juice is made with the mixture
propylene glycol abbreviated PG, vegetable glycerin abbreviated VG, nicotine and flavoring. Sometimes water
or a sweetener will be added too. The amount of PG to VG will vary by brand. We’ll answer common questions like how do
PG and VG affect vaping? Is it safe and what are the side effects? Vegetable glycerin is a lot bigger thicker than propylene glycol.
The consistency is similar to cooking oil, while
propylene glycol is thinner like water. You can see the
PG e-juice just flows right through, while it’s a little bit of a struggle for VG. E-juice with more PG carries the flavor a lot better and delivers a greater throat hit. Since VG is denser, e-juice with more VG will generate more vapor. Here’s a comparison between 100 percent VG e-juice and 100 percent PG e-juice.
Due to the thickness of vegetable glycerin,
clearomizers and cartomizers will have a harder time working it. It could
also cause build up around the coil faster which clogs the atomizer. VG e-juice works really well in dripper style
atomizers. increasing the nicotine level will also increase the throat hit, while the
flavor will be more distinct with less nicotine. This is the same
e-juice flavor at 0 milligrams and at 18 milligrams. Overall it comes down to preference, but remember VG is for vapor PG is flavor and throat hit. You can
also get 50/50 e-juice to balance the two. Both PG and VG are used in food, medical, and
pharmaceutical products. Asthma inhalers actually use PG as well. Propylene glycol is generally recognized as safe by the FDA. Vegetable glycerin is organic and made from plant oils, it’s a sugar substitute used sweeten food. Some assume that
propylene glycol is harmful because it’s used in
anti-freeze, but they don’t have the full story. The fact is it use as a safer alternative for ethylene glycol to make non-toxic
anti-freeze. Just because an ingredient is used in
anti-freeze does not make it harmful. For example water is also in anti-freeze, but
that doesn’t make it harmful. The chances of being allergic to
propylene glycol are low and rare for vegetable glycerin. Chances
are you would already know if you’re allergic, since a lot of consumables and household
products I made with these ingredients. Allergy symptoms propylene glycol
include: eczema, throat irritations, and nausea.
Switching to 100 percent vegetable glycerin should resolve these symptoms. Side effects
for PG and VG include: dry mouth, sore throat, and
increased thirst; which all can be cured by drinking more
water. The symptoms are usually just seen when starting out vaping. It could last a few days to a week or until
the body adapts to e-juice. Remember not everybody will experience these side effects. Sometimes switching from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarette can be confused
with e-juice side effects, but are actually withdraw symptoms from quitting cigarettes. Keep watching and subscribe because we’ll
do a tutorial on how to make your own e-juice. Thanks for watching.