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E-Juice: What is it and is e-liquid safe?

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E-juice • E-liquid • Vape Juice

WHAT IS IT?

AN easy answer to that is it’s the liquid that gets converted into vapour when you vape. However, there are many different types as vaping devices or styles require a particular strength or ratio.

Firstly e-liquid must be made in a professional lab setting, look for the clean room certification when you are purchasing, all of the e-liquid at Ivanna Vape Sydney has been checked to comply with this industry standard.

The blending of e-liquid ingredients requires training and expertise in chemistry. Most of the ingredients in vape juice are food grade and can be found in many items we consume.

VG & PG

There are two ingredients that make the vapour. Those two are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. The other ingredients are nicotine and flavoring, which account for about 8% to 10% of the total composition. The rest of the liquid is the propylene glycol, PG, and vegetable glycerin, VG.

Propylene glycol, and formerly referred to as PG in the vaping community, is an organic compound that we have been using for over 100 years. PG is found in everyday products from toothpaste to shampoo to medications. If you wash your hair and brush your teeth, chances are that you use PG every day.  It has been deemed to be safe for human consumption. The vaporised form of propylene glycol looks like smoke. If you have ever been to a music show or any stage show, you may have seen a fake mist or smoke used in the production. This effect is produced by stage foggers that vaporise propylene glycol.

Stage hands have been working around aerosol forms of propylene glycol for years and the government health regulatory bodies such as TGA, say that there is no risk of long term health damage as a result. However, PG is hygroscopic meaning it does absorb water. E-liquids high in PG can be dehydrating and harsh when vaping due to this property. TIP: Drink plenty of water or a low sugar electrolyte drink such as SOS to maintain hydration and a avoid vaper’s tongue.

Most e-liquids on the market today have no more than 50% PG. A few may have 70%. But for the most part, all PG e-liquids are largely balanced by vegetable glycerin, or VG.

Vegetable glycerin is thick, viscous substance that is extracted from the palm plant. There are other ways to get vegetable glycerin, but the palm plant is the main source used by companies that make vape juice and e-liquid.

Vegetable glycerin, also called VG, is used in food production, Cosmetics, Medicine, and More. VG can be used as a sweetener because it has a sweet taste. Also, VG is a preservative and is used in many different types of foods. You will also find it in most lotions and cosmetics. Vegetable glycerin has been deemed safe for human consumption.

Almost every vape juice on the market today has at least 50% VG content. What makes VG such a good liquid for vape juice? The simple answer is that it makes a lot of vapor. Moreover, a nice gentle vapor in comparison to PG. In addition, VG can make mass of clouds of vapor. However, even in Max VG e liquids there’s still some PG needed to carry the flavour. That is the one weakness of VG does that it does not carry flavor as well. But the vapor production is amazing.

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