On your vape juice you might have noticed the letters PG and VG. In this blog we are going to answer the commonly asked question, “what is VG PG?”
What’s in my vape juice
Unlike cigarettes, your vape juice contains very few ingredients. In your e-liquid you will have Vegetable Glycerine (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG), flavourings and good old H2O. You may also have nicotine in your juice.
What is Propylene Glycol?
This is a colourless and odorless organic compound from Propylene Oxide. This is used in humectants, preservatives in foods, tobacco products, pharmaceuticals, solvents and e-juice.
What is Vegetable Glycerin?
VG is extracted from plants, such as coconut oil, palm oil and soy. It is a little sweeter tasting than PG and has a slight colour to it. VG is usually used in e-juice, cosmetics and food production.
Why is there PG and VG in my E-juice
Ratios of PG and VG is used to make up your e-liquid. Each ratio has a slightly different effect. This can help you tailor your vape to help you get exactly what you want from it. You will also want to consider ratios to ensure you get the right one for your device.
What will PG do?
PG is usually in higher concentrations in beginner e-juice. PG is thinner and runnier than Vegetable Glycerine. This has its benefits. It will reduce gunk build up in your coil and tank. The thin juice also means that it absorbs into the wick much quicker. Therefore you don’t have to wait so long to vape post top up or coil change.
PG is flavourless. This means that you will not get any flavor distortion. All flavor will come from the flavourings. In fact, it is said that PG provides intense flavour and a more intense throat hit. However, the downside to high PG is that you will not get so much vapor. If you are a cloud chaser you’ll want high VG.
What will VG do?
High VG juices are perfect for people who like dense clouds and a smooth vape. This thicker e-juice doesn’t provide such a strong throat hit. PG has a natural sweetness, so when used as a base the sweetness will come through. As this is a thicker base it will mean that you’ll have to clean out your tank and coils a little more. Remove any gunk build up regularly when you are using high VG.
VG will be slower to absorb into your coil and wicks. When you top up let it sit for a bit before taking a puff. Otherwise you could burn out the coil (and your throat!) with a dry hit.
There’s your answer to what is VG PG. Hopefully you will now know what is best for your preferences and your device.