Many people know the differences between smoking and vaping. Many know that vaping is considered to be a healthier alternative. However, when you are selecting an e-liquid for your vaping, how do you choose? There are usually so many flavours and sizes available. Which one is the best for your body and has a great taste as well?
What Is VG?
VG stands for vegetable glycerine. This ingredient is a natural chemical that comes from vegetable oil and is safe for all users. VG is also used in everyday products such as sweeteners, soap, and toothpaste, meaning that you can safely
What Is PG?
The other ingredient usually used to make e-liquid in Australia is PG. PG has no odour or colour and actually comes from petroleum. PG can sustain flavour better, so it is generally used in e-liquid because a nicotine flavour can be inserted. The smoker then enjoys a nicotine flavour instead of a fruity or otherwise different flavour.
What Is the Difference Between PG and VG?
PG has been deemed safe for ingestion in small amounts. However, it should never be taken in large doses. If your e-liquid contains a large amount of PG, you may experience side effects such as a dry mouth or a sore throat. These symptoms may last only a few hours or up to a few weeks, depending on your sensitivity. Many medical professionals advise drinking more water than usual if you smoke e-cigarettes with a PG element.
The consistency of VG means that it is less likely to react with those who have allergies, whereas a larger quantity of people have reactions with PG because of the ingredients it contains. Because of this likelihood with a purely PG vapour, it is often mixed with VG to lessen the effects of an allergic reaction. Having a completely VG vapour allows you to avoid the allergic reaction altogether.
VG is usually added to e-liquid as a thickener since PG is not as dense. With VG, your atomiser will have a shorter lifespan. Because of its thickness, VG fluid can clog the coils of atomisers, causing problems. Older atomisers are more susceptible to problems than the newer ones are, however. PG does not create this problem as often.
Because VG tastes sweet naturally, you do not need to add sweeteners to this e-liquid. PG has absolutely no taste and will need sweetener added. Depending on your preference, you may prefer artificial or natural sweeteners.
PG liquid does not hit your throat as hard as VG does, which gives a very satisfying throat hit. Because PG produces a thinner vapour, it will not be as strong when you are using your e-cigarette.
In the end, you can look at the many different options of e-liquids available and choose the one that best fits your needs. If you do not have any allergies and you do not like a strong throat hit, PG will be your solution. However, if you prefer a stronger throat hit and a sweeter taste without added sweeteners, VG is the best option for you.