If you’re looking to make the switch to electronic cigarettes, you’re probably curious about the main ingredients inside. When it comes to e-juice, two terms constantly crop up – PG and VG. This can seem confusing to the newcomer, but knowledge of these two ingredients can vastly improve your vaping experience.
In general PG and VG are odorless liquids that are combined with flavor and nicotine. They’re inhaled during the vaping process and produce vapes. Now let’s take a look at each in more detail:
PG – Propylene Glycol
A compound that enhances flavor and helps add the throat “sensation” people look for. The fluid has no odor or color, and is less sticky than VG. Propylene Glycol can be found in various common household items such as Asthma inhalers, pet food or even make up, shampoo and baby wipes.
VG – Vegetable Glycerin
A natural chemical, derived from vegetable oil. It has a slightly sweet taste and is considerably thicker than PG. The higher the VG, the less flavor the e-liquid holds; however you gain more cloud production. It can be found in numerous medical, food and personal care products like: sugar replacements, soap and hand cream, toothpaste and baked foods to increase moisture.
So which is better, VG or PG?
Well, neither. You will need both in most cases, to get the best of both worlds. Just make sure to choose the liquid that get the balance between flavor and cloud work and make sense for you.