Electronic Cigarettes and eLiquid are a fairly new phenomenon that’s gaining momentum rapidly. However, some people are still questioning what’s in eLiquid and are still unsure of what to expect when presented with an eCig. We’re here to clear up some common misconceptions about what’s in eLiquid: its ingredients, flavorings and nicotine levels.
Every eLiquid starts with a base fluid that is built upon to create different flavors. This base is also what gives eLiquid its vaping capabilities. In today’s eLiquid manufacturing industry, the base liquid is usually one of two common consistencies: VG or PG.
VG, or vegetable glycerine, is a It is a colorless, odorless liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. It’s also used in many different food applications, often times as a solvent and sweetener, and can even help to preserve foods. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods! Although it supplies roughly the same food energy as table sugar does, VG does not raise blood sugar levels, nor does it feed the bacteria that form plaques and causes dental cavities.
PG is short for propylene glycol, an organic compound that behaves in much the same way VG does. It’s commonly used in many industries, from a moisturizer in medicines, cosmetics, food and toothpaste, to an ingredient in UV or blacklight tattoo ink! The main difference between VG and PG is the fact that some people are more sensitive to PG and can it create an overpowering taste for those people.
At AmericaneLiquidStore.com, we choose to use VG in our eLiquids. Many of our competitors offer a “reduced PG” formula to avoid issues with PG. This is because VG is a thicker liquid than PG. eCigs were designed for eLiquid with the thickness of PG. Instead of mixing in some PG to thin the eLiquid, AmericaneLiquidStore.com solved this problem using custom forumulations of flavorings to achieve the right thickness. So, our VG based eLiquid is very nearly the same thickness as our PG based eLiquid, WITHOUT the PG!
Along with the base liquid (in our case VG), you need to add some flavoring. We can’t give too much away about our flavoring techniques, but rest assured, our flavorings are natural and completely safe for human consumption!
Finally, the nicotine is added to your flavored VG concentration. The great thing about eLiquid is that we can change the level of nicotine to best suit your vaping needs. Usually, these concentrations of nicotine are sold pre-mixed with VG because nicotine by itself is a toxin and cannot be distributed to unlicensed consumers.
And the mystery is solved! That’s right, just three simple ingredients to your eLiquid, where your tradition cigarette can have thousands! Check out our website to learn more about your American made eLiquid today!