What Does %PG/%VG Mean? how to choose?
E-liquid is a mixture of varying amounts of about 4 different ingredients. Water, Nicotine, PG (propylene glycol) or VG (vegetable glycerin) and flavoring. Some liquids can have additional ingredients, but for the most part, these are the main ingredients to all e-liquid.
The amount of nicotine is dependent on the strength of nicotine in your e-liquid, but let’s say it is around 10% nicotine. Somewhere around 10% of your e-liquid will be flavoring. And depending on how you like your vape, that determines the percentage of PG and VG in your e-liquid.
What's the difference between PG eliquid, VG e-liquid, PG/VG Mix?
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) e-liquid is a thick, slightly sweet liquid. VG e-liquid produces luscious clouds of vapor. VG e-liquid also imparts a sweeter taste to your liquid.
Propylene Glycol (PG) e-liquid is a much thinner liquid. PG e-liquid produces more of a “throat hit” than VG e-liquid does, which simulates the feel of smoking better. PG e-liquid also has a higher rate of sensitivity for some people, meaning that some people just can’t use PG in their vape.
PG e-liquid tends to give you a better throat hit and a lot more flavor. VG e-liquid on the other hand, allows your electronic cigarette to produce a lot more vapor. VG e-liquid is a thicker and more sticky fluid, and although most people do not show signs of allergy with VG, there are minority groups who complain about having phlegm buildup in their throats. The more VG e-liquid you use, the less of a throat hit you’re going to get – that’s the general idea.
70%/30% mix of VG and PG in your e-liquid can produce great vapor and more flavor. If you like, you can tend to use mix of both PG and VG in particular ratios, such as 50%VG/50%PG. This is our default optimum ratio for our eliquids as it provides a nice throat hit, good flavor as well as tons of vapor production.
Which is safer to inhale?
Both VG and PG are used in a variety of foods that you consume on a daily basis, and are deemed quite safe. However, in some small cases, people have experienced allergic reactions to propylene glycol, the most common is skin rash. However this is not a big deal and there is nothing a little bit of skin moisturizer cannot solve.So which is better, VG or PG? The answer is “neither” – you will need both in most cases, to get the best of both worlds. Some prefer vaping 100%VG-only and some 100% PG-only liquids.