The real truth about e-liquid ingredients
The e-liquid used in electronic cigarettes is made up of different ingredients and these include vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, nicotine and flavour. All of these ingredients are clearly listed on the e-cigs label so that users are aware of what they are inhaling.
Although there is a lot of information about these liquids you may be surprised to know that most of it is wrong or misleading. Irrespective of whether you are a new user or have been using e-cigs for some time, it is best to know the details about the different ingredients used in the liquid.
Vegetable glycerin (VG)
Vegetable glycerin (VG) is one of the bases of e-liquid and it is derived from vegetable oils. As it is natural it is considered 100% safe. It produces more vapours because of its thick property but the throat hit may be less. Many companies that manufacture these liquids use a combination of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol so that you are able to get a better experience.
Propylene glycol (PG)
Propylene glycol (PG) is an organic base created in laboratories and is approved for use by Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is also used as a food additive in thousands of products that are consumed by humans and is considered safe. It is colourless, tasteless and odourless and helps produce vapour. It has a better throat hit than VG.
The nicotine found in electronic cigarettes has none of the chemicals found in normal tobacco cigarettes. It is available in different strengths and users can make the choice as per their specific individual needs and requirements. The different nicotine strength liquids available in the market include 0, 8, 12, 18 and 24. Depending on your smoking habits you can make the choice.
The e-liquid is available in a wide array of flavours and this has helped it become a popular alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The commonly used flavours include Acetylpyrazine, Beta-Ionone, Dimethylpyrazine, Ethylpyrazine, Linalool, Mallic Acid, Rose Oil, Trimethylpyrazine and Vanillin.
Acetylpyrazine is a flavour added to almonds, beef, coffee, cocoa, potato chips and popcorn. Beta-Ionone is used to add aroma to essential oils. Dimethylpyrazine is used in drug, pharmaceutical and food industry. Ethylpyrazine is used as a concentrate in food products such as soups. Linalool is a natural chemical found in spice plants. Mallic Acid is used in cola drinks and Trimethylpyrazine is used in caramel, coffee and chocolate.
Do adequate research online so that you are able to know about the full range of flavours that are available in the market and this can help you choose wisely. You can also choose to sample flavours before you make the final choice.
When you know about the different ingredients that make up the e-liquid it gives you peace of mind as you are aware of what you are inhaling. The strength, flavour and consistency of the liquid may vary depending on the choice you make. A well informed choice can help you have a great experience.