By now you’ve heard about or have seen e-liquids with a rating of VG to PG ratio. Maybe you’re just not sure what that means and how it affects you or if it matters to you at all. Well, let’s start out with a fairly simple breakdown of what each is first.
PROPYLENE GLYCOL – Propylene Glycol (PG) is an alcohol that is colourless and nearly odourless. It is used in a wide range of products because it is considered safe and has properties that make it desirable for use in anything from cosmetics to pet food. It vapourises easily, which makes it ideal for inhalers and e-juice amongst other things.
VEGETABLE GLYCERINE – Vegetable Glycerine (VG) Also an alcohol, Glycerol as it’s often referred to, is non-toxic, safe to eat, odourless and colourless too. It has a much sweeter taste than Propylene Glycol and is more viscous. It’s often used in toothpaste, creams and cosmetics as well as baked goods.
What does that have to do with anything?
So, what does that have to do with your enjoyment of your e-liquid? Well, these do very different things when used in e-juices and it depends on what you prefer from your liquid as to which one is more suitable. Although, you are entirely free to use both types of these.
When you first are trying to stop smoking, you may wish to use the e-liquids which have a higher PG ratio because those e-juices produce a much more pronounced ‘throat hit’ than the high VG, thereby making it more like when you take a hit from a cigarette. A lot of people find that they need that, especially when they are first trying to stop smoking.
Now, if you aren’t really needing or wanting that in your e-liquid, but you enjoy big, fragrant clouds when you exhale and a generally sweeter taste on the inhale, then I would suggest using a Vape with a higher VG ratio. They do make e-juices which are equal parts of both Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol, so you can have the best of both worlds with relative ease by selecting one of these liquids. Some people do have an issue with throat irritation when they use a formula with a higher PG ratio, so keep this in mind and if you find this to be the case for you, you might try using a liquid with a smaller amount of Propylene Glycol in it.
When I first tried Vaping, I had no clue what either of these were and so I just tried both and did some research to try and understand a bit better what each was and what it did. I highly recommend getting as much information as you can. Overall, it will benefit you in ways you don’t even realise. There’s lots of Vaping groups out there and on social media, such as Facebook.
Medusa Juice does it all
Medusa Juice has a page on there and also a group where you can get in touch with other people who Vape and discuss everything from your favourite flavours to the gear you use. They also have a lot of competitions where you can win some awesome gear and juices, so be sure to stop by the Medusa Juice page and find out all about it.
Some of the factors to consider about the Propylene Glycol are as I mentioned earlier, it can irritate the throat. Or you may find you’re allergic to it. Although it does wick better than the Vegetable Glycerine, which means that you can count on fewer dry hits because it soaks into your wich quicker and reaches the coil sooner. This is because it is less viscous and it is much thinner than the Vegetable Glycerine. Propylene Glycol carries a better flavour than its counterpart, because the Vegetable Glycerine is often a bit too sweet, whereas the PG is tasteless on its own, so whatever flavour you add to it remains true. The VG formulas are great for Candy and Dessert flavoured Vapes where sweetness is a key factor. Which isn’t to say that the high PG formulas are not sweet and good for these types of e-juices, because they are. I’m merely pointing out that a great deal of the ‘sweet’ themed Vapes come in high VG ratios quite often.
The great news is that Medusa Juice makes great flavours in both formulas and different nicotine levels as well. Which means that no matter what you’re looking for, you can find it not only at one of our shops in King’s Lynn, Peterborough and Norwich, but also on our website. If you’re unfamiliar with our signature e-liquids, have a look around the site and you will find in depth descriptions to help you select the best flavours and formulas for you. Don’t forget too that if you do need assistance, there’s always someone from their staff to answer your questions and help in whatever way they can. You can even reach them on Facebook so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Dedicated and Knowledgable Staff
The staff is always happy to meet someone new and at Medusa Juice we treat you like a beloved family member, so come on in to one of the three shops or phone. However you contact Medusa Juice, rest assured that you’re shopping with the best Vape shop in the United Kingdom.
There’s no shortage of great flavours to be had at Medusa Juice and they are always adding new temptations to the line. The quality is of the highest calibre and customer service is second to none. Everyone there Vapes and loves helping you to enjoy your experience as much as possible. Unlike so many cowboy outfits out there, Medusa Juice has been around a long time and they will still be here when you need them.
So, now that you have a basic understanding of VG/PG, go out there and grab yourself some of the fantastic deals only available at Medusa Juice.