VG and PG: What do they mean?
Vaping is no longer a dreaded act as it was a few years ago; it’s no wonder there are increasing vape companies springing up every other day. But, unfortunately, some of these companies hardly implement local laws and regulations regarding vape products.
So you must understand what’s more about VG and PG now that they are the primary ingredients in the e-liquids used in vaping devices.
In addition, some people may have allergies to the VG or PG ingredients so, sparking up different effects when vaping. So this article will help you understand the best ratios of the ingredients and their characteristics and properties. For example, e-liquids with high vegetable glycerine content produce denser vapour clouds and a smoother throat hit. In contrast, those with high propylene glycol content provide a stronger throat hit and more intense flavour.
What is VG?
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is a plant-based natural chemical drawn from vegetable oil such as coconut, palm, and soy. The ingredient is highly beneficial in e-liquids, from its thick and consistent dense vapour production to sweet tastes that enhance vape flavours. VG is also responsible for the smooth throat hits that are best for vapers who don’t need the harsh sensation.
Although Vegetable Glycerine is a natural ingredient safe for e-liquids, some people may experience extreme side effects. These effects may include allergic reactions, throat irritation, or dehydration when vaping e-liquids with high VG content. Therefore, you need to be sure of the Vegetable glycerine content in your e-liquids and choose the right VG/PG ratio for your vaping preferences.
What is PG?
Propylene glycol (PG) is a sweet-tasting and odourless ingredient for your e-liquid with a wide range of use in the food, cosmetics, and vape industries.
In vape devices, PG is a key ingredient useful in vapour production from e-liquid flavours. The propylene glycol is thin and watery, making it easy to vaporise, which is why it is suitable for most vaping devices. PG is also a natural flavour carrier, which enhances the taste and aroma of e-liquids.
It is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-allergenic. However, some people may experience adverse reactions, such as throat irritation, dry mouth, or allergic reactions, when vaping e-liquids with high PG content.
VG/PG ratio is the appropriate vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol ratio in your e-liquid. The ratio is, however, not constant; it varies based on the manufacturer of the e-liquid.
It also depends on the type of e-liquid since different ratios affect your vape differently. For instance, higher VG ratios most often produce thicker and denser vapour clouds. On the other hand, a higher PG ratio delivers a stronger throat hit and more intense flavour.
So, with how different e-liquids have varying VG/PG ratios, you can choose one that's most preferable for you based on your vaping experiences and the type of brand you are using.
But how do you know the best VG/PG ratio?
If you are considering vaping for the first time, consider the flavour intensity of the vape you want. However, this may involve a little testing before you find the best flavour intensity that appeases your tastebuds.
In conclusion, remember even with the experiments to know the best ratio, your throat will have a lot of sampling to do. So at the end, if you prefer a milder taste, a higher VG content may be more suitable.