Vape Juice - What Is PG And VG?

When you start vaping, not only will you need to purchase an electronic device that is suitable for your individual needs, but you will also need to invest in the right vape juice too. Simply put, the vape juice, also known as e-liquid, is the fluid that fuels a vape and you wouldn’t be able to use your device if it didn’t have any vape juice in it.  

You will notice that nowadays, there is a huge range of vape juices on the market and there are a number of different brands, from Nasty Juice to Dinner Lady, selling numerous different flavours and strengths. When choosing between the many different vape juice options available to you, whilst it is fairly straightforward to get your head around things like flavour and nicotine strength, many get confused when it comes to the PG:VG ratio. 

So, to help anyone who is interested in finding out more about what this is and how it affects your vape experience, below we have covered all of the basics you need to know in this regard. 

What is PG?

PG, Propylene Glycol, is a synthetic, odourless, colourless and tasteless thin liquid that is frequently used by pharmaceutical companies in medicines and it is completely safe for human consumption. In your vape juice, PG is the ingredient that carries the flavour and the nicotine, if you’re using it. It is also the ingredient that provides vapers with the ‘throat hit’ that you may hear them refer to. 

What is VG?

VG, Vegetable glycerin, is a natural, colourless and odourless thick liquid with a sweet taste that is made from plant oils and it is commonly used in the food industry as an artificial sweetener and thickener. In your vape juice, VG is responsible for vapour production, the clouds of ‘smoke’ your vape makes, and it also makes the vapour smoother to inhale. 

What is the ideal PG:VG ratio?

Both PG and VG play an important role in your vaping experience and the ‘ideal’ ratio of these ingredients will depend on two different factors; the vape experience you want and the type of vape device you’re using. As mentioned above, PG is responsible for carrying the flavour of your vape juice and VG is responsible for the clouds of vapour your device produces, so depending on what your individual preference is, the ratio you choose will differ. 

Generally speaking, people who are wanting a vaping experience that is similar to smoking a cigarette with less vapour and a good amount of flavour tend to go for a 50:50 vape juice. However, people who are wanting to create huge clouds of vapour and aren’t as worried about flavour usually up the VG content and go for a vape juice that is more like 70:30 or 80:20. 

You can always play around with different ratios until you find one that works for you, but remember that the more VG you have in your vape juice, the thicker it is and the harder it is to vaporise. You may find that your vape device isn’t able to handle liquid that is above a 50:50, so be sure to check this before you attempt to use a vape juice that has a high VG. 

Purchasing vape juice in Ireland 

There really is no denying that there are so many different options available to you when purchasing vape juice for your electronic device and it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a bottle that meets all of your individual requirements. Hopefully, you will now know a little bit more about PG and VG, so when it comes to looking at the ratio of these two ingredients, you will be able to ensure that you’re choosing what’s right for you and your vape. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to purchase vape juice in Ireland, be sure to browse The Vape Life online store. We have a vast selection of different brands, types, flavours and strengths of vape juice for you to choose from, so you can trust that we will have the perfect solution to your needs, whatever they may be. Of course, if you’re ever unsure which vape juice you should purchase, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team, they will gladly assist you further in this regard ensuring that you don’t waste your money. 

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