Difference PG vs VG Ejuice? Safe? Side Effects?

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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.

100 thoughts on “Difference PG vs VG Ejuice? Safe? Side Effects?

  1. I’m glad there are people that make videos like this, I love the analogy of “water is in antifreeze too” When people tell me vaping is dangerous I tell them to lay off of Facebook for a while

  2. Nicotine is awful for you so if you get 0mg then it is safe. If you have smoked cigarettes though it's better to vape than smoke cigs.

  3. Pg makes me very tired, with higher vg I feel more alert and less tired than when I use the odd tobacco flavor higher percentage pg.

  4. Best explanation I have found so far. My bubble gum e juice is 65 vg 35 pg. seems I have issues with pg. I need suggestions on good vg. Juices

  5. What the hell is wrong with the left side of his face?? Reminds me of another youtuber that has something wrong with the right side of their face

  6. I didn't want to be one of these comments but this dude does have a pretty big noggin on him. I feel sorry for his mother, he had to of literally tore her a new one.

  7. yeah but the thing is: in food VG,PG is not vaporize, but in ejuice it does…. although vape is more safer than tobacco but u will have bunch of water in ur lungs which issnt healthy as well.

  8. Just because PG is GRAS by the FDA means absolutely nothing! i.e. GENERALLY is the key word. I mean the FDA considers saccharin ok after waffling over it safety for years!

  9. Struggling with breathing for vaping for about 2years was told to try just VG, think it will help? I'm now back on tobbaco

  10. VG max is better for mod box's and is better then pg as it's more clouds and strate to lung hit as if you use high pg it for pen mods and that is norm mouth to lung hit .

  11. It's safe to vape more then tobacco is to smoke .As vaping cuts out all the harmful toxins in a cigarette it's been proven . Tobacco company don't like it as they are losing Money to vaping and not happy about it fact .I used to smoke 20 a day been vaping now for 3 years never looked back .fill healther and can breath better .No smelly cloths no toxics in my lungs .most of what is in e.lquid is safer then any cigarette fact .

  12. A site mentioned that “One study has found that, when heated and vaporized, propylene glycol can form propylene oxide, a recognized carcinogen. ..” True?!

  13. Pg is safe to eat, but is framed unsafe to inhale. Pg is used in making popcorn bags and a study proved that plant workers inhaling fumes had related health issues.

  14. In fact, if you were allergic to PG, you got a problem because even if you make your own juice using 100% VG, the concentrate flavors are normally dissolved in PG

  15. Make no mistake: Propylene Glycol is FDA approved because it is safe to swallow. Vaping it however IS bad for your health and is the reason why bronchitis is called 'Popcorn Lung'. PG was used as an additive in popcorn making as it tastes sweet and is safe to swallow, however the workers in the factories commonly caught bronchitis due to constantly inhaling the vapor coming from the ovens.

  16. Ah fuck the people talking against vaping. Youd really want people to go back to cigs? Dumbass. People dont understand why we smoke or vape just as the same people who are close minded as fuck.

  17. Started vaping recently just to realise im allergic to PG… what should i do? I would really hate myself if i went back to ciggarettes but this allergy is killing me.

  18. When I hear vg just thought glycol I was wtf then I though about it was like oh n.m it's not the toxic shit that will box your liver I got in a agreement with someone had to take the to a chemercy teacher cuz it was at school not saying it's 100% -good for you but it's not methyl that's why don't buy vale juice out of the back of someone truck you don't no if they no the different between the 2

  19. dr karenn becker stated several times in her videos that Propylene Glycol is basically a cousin to Antifreeze. acording to her. So to me PG is what has made me NOT go to vaping.

  20. Nicotine alone is no dangerous at all. It even has health benefits and it is proven to make better blood vessels. Doctors study it is good for hearth and stroke patients and are makkng it into medicine.

    I quit 10years of smoking about 3 months ago i breath better no need inhalers and no need to spit or cough and my saliva no longer has black tar. All thaks to god and vaping. Today i was offered to hit the bong and it tasted so bad the bud mixed into tobacco i rather vape huge and tasty clouds. warm vape may actually make dry or sore throat better. Vaping is good for you with nicotine good like water and vegetables

  21. I've noticed since i started vapeing i dont get sick or a cold as much as i use to in the winter time does any one else noticed this let me know ?

  22. Pg and vg turn to formaldehyde and acetone when vaped and can traverse the blood brain barrier.

    So…, yeah. Not the same as eating it

  23. DUDE! Finally a video that explains the difference between pg and vg perfect. Perfect example of how videos should be made

  24. So you are saying it is safe to drink anti freeze? I think we have a new viral YouTube challenge coming up!! LMAO

  25. Its alll Carcogenic … I vape pure THC distilate and its way way better! Now its better than cigarettes offcourse but i do this now for like 6 years and we still are on 18 Mg nicotine … BUT thanks to the distilate we vape way way less nicotine PG VG shit !!

  26. FYI PG is a precursor to formaldehyde- literally turns right into it when heated into vapor. Your welcome

  27. Side effects? There are non if you WERE a smoker. Side effects do count for people that have never smoked or vaped.

  28. ANYONE OUT THERE WITH A SEVERE REACTION TO PG?!? If I use it within hours my whole mouth is covered in ulcers, tongue and gums are swollen. I use 100% vg liquid now and over found it's better to make your own…..

  29. I talked to a doctor once who used to smoke and now vapes, about the "it's in groceries so it cant be harmful"-fact. Even tho we both vape, he told me, how that argument is BS because if you would start to inhale a sausage or whatever produce, burnt or vaporized, it will have a different effect on you. Just because you can eat something doesnt make it save to inhale 🤔

  30. Can i mix 70/30 juice and 50/50 juice? Because i change e-juice often while still having some of the previous e juice. Thats because i don't want it to be almost dry and accidently burn my coil. I used to do it just when i bought my vape until i got a strong burn taste. BTW, when i get the burnt taste can i still use the coil? I filled e juice right after the first burn taste and let it soak a little, then i didnt taste any much noticable burn.
    Im new to vaping and would really appreciate an fast answer by anyone who reads cuz thats been bothering me alot, hope im not getting poision in my body by doing that.

  31. I prefer a 50/50 PG/VG mix. My personal experience: high VG cloggs coils and reduces their life. I also like to stealth vape which is almost impossible with a high VG. Higher PG also promotes better flavour & hit. Like many, I quit smoking through the help of vaping years ago. Improving and possibly saving my life.

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