One of the most contested facets of the vape world is the perfect PG:VG ratio. Some vapers are going to prefer the hard hit of a high PG mixture, while others will steer towards the smooth clouds of a VG heavy blend. Some vapers swear by using 100 PG and 100 VG Eliquid brands will claim that they produce the smoothest hitting organic e-liquids, but the final choice comes down to personal preference. Today we’re here to talk about the difference between these two diluent e-liquid bases, and why we at SMAX choose to make our Max VG e-liquids.
What is PG?
Pg, or Propylene Glycol as it is formally known, is a standard e-liquid diluent. Its use in e-liquids has been standard practice since the beginning of modern vaping. PG does have a lot of controversy surrounding it, mainly because it can irritate some users. Despite the flack PG gets, it is found in many common consumer products. PG is a sweetener with a very low freezing point, often found in ice creams, sodas, and some other drinks. It is also used in pharmaceuticals and to create nontoxic antifreeze blends.
PG hits the throat hard, which is one of its major advantages and disadvantages, depending on who you ask. For vapers looking for a cessation aid, this intense throat hit is a good way to imitate the effects of smoking. For some users, this irritation can be more pronounced and uncomfortable. PG can even irritate the eyes and skin for some vape users, and these individuals should stray away from using high PG mixtures.
Let’s Talk About VG
The other diluent commonly used to make e-liquids is vegetable glycerin, as known as VG. This thick liquid is odorless and natural sweet in its raw form. Vegetable glycerin, unsurprisingly, comes from plant material. When a plant fat is exposed to certain salts, it breaks down into a fatty salt (soap) and vegetable glycerin. Glycerol can also be synthesized artificially or created from animal fats, but all of the VG we use in our SMAX e-liquids is derived from natural plant sources.
VG e-liquids are the first choice for cloud chasers. VG vapes at a lower temperature and produces a much thicker vapor than PG. If you aren’t satisfied with the clouds your current e-Liquids are producing, it’s time to start considering a mixture with more VG content.
Another huge reason for users to try Max VG e-liquids is that they hit much smoother than their VG counterparts. You won’t experience any significant throat hit when vaping VG, just smooth vapor. If your current mixture is hurting your throat, or you just want to try a new vaping experience, the cooler clouds you can achieve with VG are a perfect way to change things up.
Another arena VG will shine in is the world of sub-Ohm vaping. For those who are not familiar, Ohms are a unit of electrical resistance. To heat a coil, your mod must overcome the coils Ohm resistance. In sub-Ohm vaping, the coils offer extremely minimal resistance, allowing more power (wattage) to pass through the device.
A simple example of this would be imagining walking up a 5 foot hill vs a 50 foot hill. You will arrive at the top of the smaller hill with more energy left than with the larger hill, but you can climb both with the amount of energy you have in your body. Similarly, a battery’s energy can get through a circuit with lower resistance much easier than a circuit with more Ohms, allowing it to have more energy flowing through that circuit.
These low resistance coils allow massive amounts of vapor to be produced in a single hit. Because of VG’s already high vapor production, it is the ultimate option for use in your sub-Ohm setup. With a sub-Ohm setup and more VG dominant mixtures coming out, including some 100 VG ELiquid brands, the ability to produce the kind of clouds you only dreamed of is now possible.
High VG vs Max VG
When you are looking into which VG e-liquid to try, you will likely encounter the terms Max VG and High VG. A high VG e-liquid can be considered anything made with more than 50% VG, while a Max VG e-liquid uses minimal to no PG in their formulas. There are some supposed 100 VG ELiquid brands, but these mixtures do have liquid flavor added, probably leaving their VG percentage in the high 90s. The reason even max VG formulas include some PG is that PG holds flavor extremely well, which makes these max VG formulas more flavorful than 100 VG e-liquids.
At SMAX, we only produce Max VG e-liquids with over 90% VG in every bottle. Our e-liquid formula offers the perfect blend of delicious flavors, thick vapor, and natural sweetness. If you’re ready to the richness and comfort of vaping a max VG blend, our premium e-liquids will keep your head and in your taste buds in the clouds.