Vapers tend to break down into two camps, the PG users and the VG users. While the throat hit and ease of maintenance might make PG a great option for some users, here at SMAX we’re all about producing the highest quality VG Eliquids. Not only do our max VG Eliquids produce amazing vapor, but they are also cooler and more comfortable to vape.
For those who aren’t familiar with Eliquid diluents, most Eliquids are made with a base of propylene glycol(PG), vegetable glycerin(VG), or some combination of the two. Many companies use a mixture of these two chemicals in order to achieve the vapor quality their users expect. While both of these diluents produce vapor when heated, there are some major differences that impact how much of each a user might want in their Eliquid.
Many companies start making their Eliquids with a Propylene glycol base. PG is derived from propylene oxide, a chemical made from propene, a petroleum by-product. Though PG comes from an industrial source, it is refined and regulated as a food additive.
The primary appeal of PG is that it gives Eliquids their “throat hit”, that bit of irritation in the back of the throat that some vape users value for cessation purposes. It also vapes at slightly higher temperatures and produces a thinner vapor. Despite these shortcomings, where PG really shines is in how it handles flavors. PG is commonly used in consumer products to add flavors and aromas. For this reason, it is often the main mechanism for adding flavor to Eliquids.
Vegetable glycerin is a natural thick liquid derived from the fats in plant material. Glycerin can also be derived from certain animal products, but all of our Eliquids use vegan friendly plant-based VG. VG is naturally sweet and has been used as a sugar substitute in certain food products for decades. It is also a thicker liquid, sometimes used to thicken products to a gel-like consistency. When heated, it produces vapor at lower temperatures than PG. In addition, the vapor VG produces is much thicker.
At SMAX, we only produce max VG Eliquids. When we say max VG, we mean that each bottle only contains enough PG to add the flavor. This is because VG itself cannot hold flavor very well, so it needs another component in the mixture to distribute the flavors. As little as 5% PG by volume is all it takes to add the flavor of our Eliquids. We try to keep this addition of PG as small as possible to give the best vaping experience.
When you vape a max VG Eliquid, you get to enjoy the thickest tastiest clouds possible. The flavor you experience will also include the natural sweetness of the VG, meaning additional sweeteners don’t need to be added to our flavors. There is also a clear advantage of VG being derived from a natural source. This means that our premium Eliquids aren’t made with laboratory-derived chemicals like other brands.
Another reason we choose to only mix max VG Eliquids is the fact that PG irritation is a common problem for vape users. While it doesn’t occur with everyone, some vape users can experience increased irritation when using PG products. Though a little throat hit is common, when high PG Eliquids are vaped, the vapor can irritate the eyes, throat, and skin of sensitive users.
This type of reaction can occur even in users who have enjoyed PG based products in the past. Unlike PG, allergic reactions to VG are extremely rare. If you had an allergy to vegetable glycerin, you would definitely know it. This is because VG is found in many consumable and topical products. In fact, you have likely consumed VG in the last day. If you have ever experienced discomfort vaping PG Eliquids, it’s time to make a change. When you vape VG based eliquids, you don’t only get thick delicious vapor, you also get safer vapor.
We want to make sure our Eliquids aren’t only comfortable to vape, but they’re also delicious. That’s why we have spent months mixing, scrapping, and remixing flavors to make sure that when your vape our Eliquids, you’ll never want to fill your tank with anything else. Every batch of our flavors is carefully mixed and tested so customers know that they can always get the exact flavor profiles they know and love.
If you want to produce decadently thick vapor, try any of our premium Eliquid flavors. Whether you choose to vape our fruit or dessert options, our high VG Eliquids will deliver the thickest naturally sweet clouds you’ll ever taste. Give your throat a break and your taste buds a treat and grab yourself some SMAX today.