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By Evelyn Valdez | Oct 03, 2016 | Vape Blog | 4 min read
When looking for the perfect vape juice, it is essential to know the differences between PG and VG. For a beginner, this concept may be confusing, but it is crucial to understand before buying an e-juice. Choosing the right PG/VG ratio will effect the way you are vaping and the flavor of the e-juice. We also have a free vape promotion, be sure to check that out.
They are odorless liquids that help create e-liquids, and produce vapor when heated. They both have different consistency, along with a distinct mouth and throat hit when vaped. PG and VG are used as base ingredient in every vape juice.
A typical e juice consists of the following ingredients.
An e-juice base (pg/vg) binds together flavoring and nicotine so it can be heated up by your vape. Nicotine is added by the mg and provides a throat hit when vaped. Different combinations of water and flavoring are used to flavor the base mix.
It is very common for an e-juice to have both PG and VG. Juices containing pure PG juice is generally too runny while juices containing pure VG are close to flavorless. For example, the most common ratio in today's market is 70 vg / 30 pg. This means
Most vape juice in today's market have a 70/30 vg to pg ratio. This ratio works for both tanks and atomizers and is a popular formula for both flavor and vapor production. Thinner juices that are stronger in flavor will have even higher PG levels (I have seen up to 50/50 vg to pg). There is also a market for 100% vg juices. These juices produce massive vapor production but flavor is milder due to the thicker viscosity.
For vapers without a PG allergy, we recommend starting with a 70/30 vg/pg ratio.This combination has grown to be the standard in the vaping community.
PG is a safe to use petroleum by product. For vaping, it is used to provide a throat hit. Vapers who prefer high PG e-juices generally feel a similar sensation of smoking tobacco. Higher PG levels also result in a stronger flavor at the cost of lower vapor production.
VG is derived from vegetable oil, which comes from palm and/or vegetable oil. It is a natural chemical that is safe to use. VG has a sweeter taster and is relatively thicker than PG making it a smoother hit. VG is used to increase vapor production at the cost of flavor and throat hit.
There are a few key differences between these two liquids and knowing them will help you determine which ratio will work best for you!
PG has a thinner consistency than VG, which means it will build less gunk on your coil than VG. The thick consistency of VG can build gunk on your coil and reduce the life of atomizers quicker. Don't be scared, gunk on your coils is cleaned easily. Older atomizers may not be able to sustain high VG juices, particularly the ones using smaller coils as clearomizer. Always make sure you select the right ratio for your hardware, if you are using an older model with smaller coils then opt for lower VG and higher PG. PG is tasteless and clear making added flavors in your e-juice more presentable. VG has a sweeter taste to it and also amps up the vapor production.
So if you are looking for a strong throat hit, more flavor, and like the sensation similar to smoking tobacco then a higher PG ratio is the way to go.
If you are looking for a smooth hit with huge vapor production to cloud chase and impress your friends then a higher VG ratio is the way to go.
Finally, if you are unsure on which option is right for you, opt to try the standard ratio of 70vg / 30pg.
Contact Vapebox if you need help, or have any questions or concerns about what PG/VG level would be best for you.
Otherwise you can browse Vapebox store e-juices by their different PG/VG levels
AuthorEvelyn is a writer at Vapebox. She's passionate about two things: vaping and animals. She has been vaping for 5 years. Currently, her ADV is Red's Iced.
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