Since you have consumed loads of vapes, have you ever considered that what are the components in the e-liquid? Well if you use refillable tank/cartridge that purchased from some vape wholesale shop, then you must know the knowledge about e-liquid because different e-liquids would bring a totally different vaping experience. For e-liquid flavour, it is easy to make a choice between watermelon ice and energy drink, but things may get a little confusing when choosing different ratio of PG and VG in a e-liquid. Therefore, here we are going to talk about the indispensable ingredients in the vape juice-VG and PG.

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What is VG and its job in e-liquid?

VG is also known as Vegetable Glycerin, it is a thick and viscous substance extracted from the palm plant. Compared to PG, VG takes more power to be vaporized when you use a high VG vape juice because it is much thicker than PG. And VG has lightly sweetness. What’s more, VG’s job is to create a mild inhale and big, fluffy clouds. The big and fluffy clouds exhaled out by the vapers that you see in the street, they must be using a mod vape device with high VG e-liquid and probably is 70VG/30PG or 80VG/20PG ratio. 

Advantages of inhaling a high VG e-liquid are: you can get a mild throat hit and warm, detailed layers of flavoursome taste. However, the strength of throat hit and flavour would drop with more VG content added in the e-liquid. So the most common high VG e-liquids you could see in the vape shop are 70VG/30PG and 80VG/20PG ratios. 

It is worth mentioning that FDA has deemed VG GRAS(Generally Recognized as Safe) to be used in food additive, the SIDS assessment profile show it to have low toxicity when consumed and of low potential to irritate the skin or eye. Meanwhile, the increased thickness of VG means it can reduce the life of atomizers quicker than PG-based juice. High VG liquid clog up coils more rapidly. And if you are allergic to palm oil or coconut oil, then VG could prove a problem though it is rather uncommon.

What is PG and its job in e-liquid?

PG is an acronym from Propylene Glycol, a thinner, odorless and flavourless liquid compared to VG. PG is a common organic substance that our citizen have been using for over a century, you can find them in our daily use products such as toothpaste, shampoo, medications. 

PG’s main job is to carry flavour in the vape juice. Since it is thinner liquid and capable of diluting the flavouring, PG allows to mix more flavours and create a potent and colourful flavour for vape juices. What’s more, PG creates the sensation of “throat hit”, and the strength of “throat hit” increases as the PG content gets higher. Well if you are a chain smoker and want to quit smoking, then make a switch to a high PG e-liquid or just 50VG/50PG e-liquid because high PG e-liquid not only creates a strong throat hit as smoking does but also gives a decent flavour and modest cloud. For example, the most common and hot selling disposable vapes that you can find in the global vape wholesale shops are pre-filled with 50VG/50PG e-liquid, delivering the exactly satisfying sensation of “throat hit” and delicious flavours.

PG is deemed by FDA as GRAS(Generally Recognized as Safe) to be used in food additive, the CDC says that there is no risk of long term health damage as a result. Whereas, e-liquid with too much PG to be too harsh: dehydrating effect, which means you should hydrate yourself more often if you are using a high PG e-liquid. Well if you are seeking a vape that has almost the same tight inhaling sensation and potent throat hit, Geek Bar disposable vapes are good for you. Geek Bar puts rather balanced 50/50 e-liquid in their disposable vapes, so you can not only kill your cravings to nicotine but also enjoy a subtle cloud production so that people around you can hardly notice. 

Tips when choosing e-liquids

It is rather necessary to pick up a right type e-liquid when you determine to start vaping. Nevertheless, firstly you should confirm which type of vaper you are, then consider which type of e-liquid to choose. 

For chain smokers who want to make a switch to vaping, 50/50 vape juice and high PG e-liquid are highly recommended. Because a balanced vape juice or a high VG vape juice is often vaporized via a lower power pod device which means you can add more nicotine salt(max 20mg nicotine strength in the UK market) in the vape juice to satisfy your nicotine cravings efficiently, the MTL vaping style also provides a satisfying throat hit, and the vapour production is subtle so that you won’t worry about disturbing other people around you.

As for the advanced vapers who already tried MTL vapes and want a more joyful vaping experience, the high VG e-liquid is right for you. High VG e-liquids are used with sub-ohm high power mod devices since high VG e-liquid requires higher power to be vaporized. The most evident advantages of high VG e-liquid are: big and fluffy cloud, warm sensation, mild throat hit, and true DTL vaping experience. However, please remember that do not add too much nicotine into a high VG e-liquid because DTL vaping would allow you absorb much more nicotine faster that may cause nicotine poisoning and related symptoms. Generally speaking, the highest nicotine strength in a high VG e-liquid is less than 6mg. So if you are looking for high VG e-liquids, you can choose 80VG/20PG and 70VG/30PG with nicotine strength 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg.