Two terms you are likely to come across in the world of vaping are PG and VG. At first glance these abbreviations can come across as complicated scientific terms and maybe not even that important to your vaping; but understanding what they mean can help give you a more pleasurable and satisfying vaping experience. Read on as we break down what it all actually means.
WHAT IS PG AND VG?
Whether you use a closed system vape device like the Vuse ePod, or an open system device like the Twisp Aero 2, all vapes use e-liquids.
These e-liquids are made up of 5 primary components that work together to give you a flavourful satisfying vapour - PG, VG, nicotine, water and flavouring.
Let’s start with PG which stands for Propylene Glycol. A mouthful to say but simply put, PG is the ingredient that helps carry the flavour in your e-liquid. It’s tasteless and odourless which makes it the ideal base for our taste engineers to craft and create our range of inspiring Vuse ePod flavours.
PG is also responsible for that “throat feel” when vaping.
VG on the other hand, which stands for Vegetable Glycerin a.k.a Glycerol, is the ingredient mostly responsible for producing the vapour when you exhale. The more VG contained in an e-liquid, the bigger the amount of vapour it will produce. VG adds to the smoothness of the vaping experience and adds a slightly sweeter taste to your vape flavour.
If you choose an e-liquid with nicotine, it may contain Nic Salts. Nicotine salts, or Nic Salts, is the latest innovation in vaping science and has become a phenomenon around the world. This innovative formulation provides a more intense vaping experience that is smoother, providing improved satisfaction. Read our Nic Salts for newbies blog post to learn more about Nic Salts.
The final ingredients in our quality e-liquids are water, which helps give the liquid the perfect consistency to give you the optimal vaping experience, and of course our range of distinct flavourings which are expertly crafted by our expert flavourists.
UNDERSTANDING PG TO VG RATIOS
Most e-liquids are made up of a combination of PG and VG and the ratio of the two ingredients can make a vast difference in how you experience vaping.
E-liquids with a higher PG ratio will tend to be more flavoursome, but less smooth on the throat, while e-liquids with a higher VG ratio will produce more vapour and give you a smoother vaping experience.
PG, VG AND YOUR DEVICE
As we can see, PG and VG play an important role in the kind of vaping experience you have.
But they can also play a role in your vaping device’s performance.
Due to their generally thicker nature, e-liquids with a higher VG can create a greater build-up of residue around device coils and may lead to having to increase cleaning of your device.
Now that you have a better understanding of what goes into your e-liquids, go ahead and explore our range of Vuse flavour pods formulated to give you the perfect balance of smoothness, flavour and consistent performance from your device.