Benefits of 100% VG (Vegetable Glycerin) E-Liquid

100% vegetable glycerinMost e-liquid companies will use some sort of mix between vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). Each of these bases has their own benefits and drawbacks, but there are certain advantages to using only VG.

No Need for Sweeteners

VG already has a slightly sweet taste to it. It makes fruit liquids taste sweeter and dessert juices taste a bit more delectable.

Many times, in a PG base, the manufacturers will add some sorbitol or other artificial sweetener to make the juice more palatable. But these can contain manmade chemicals that, while approved by the FDA for human consumption, are not completely understood. There may be side effects to them that have yet to be discovered because we simply do not fully understand all the ways in which they interact with our bodies. 

Better Hit

The best part of vaping an e-liquid is the hit you get from the nicotine and the flavor hitting the back of your throat. This leaves a wonderful sensation in your mouth and throat, and it differs due to the base you are using. With a PG base, you get a thin vapor that doesn’t remain in the air as long, so it can dissipate quickly in your throat, offering you only a slight hit.

But with a VG base, you get a nice, thick vapor and it is often full of flavor that lingers. The entire reason VG is added to a PG base is for its thicker, milkier vapor. Without it, the liquid tastes too flat and thin. So with a full VG base, you get a much more satisfying hit and a thicker vapor. It isn’t diluted or held back by other ingredients.

Easier on the Body

Another reason that the two vapors are often mixed is because of the frequency with which PG causes allergic reactions. When it is diluted with VG, it is not as likely to cause those problems.

So once again, a complete VG base wins out. If you don’t have any PG in your base, then you are far less likely to experience any allergic reactions. You can breathe easier and not suffer an irritated throat. Very few people ever have an allergic reaction to VG, so if you are sensitive to such interactions, it is a good idea to opt for a VG base entirely.

Those who have allergies of any kind, who cannot eat certain foods, who suffer from asthma and other breathing difficulties should all avoid PG bases when possible. And there are e-liquid companies that offer fully VG bases for their products. If you want something that is all natural and won’t give you any allergic reaction, then this is definitely the way to go.

Ultimately, you will have to experience the bases for yourself to see which offers you the more satisfactory experience. People often come away with different preferences, but if you want a healthy vapor, there is not a better option than a VG base.

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  1. I use only vg, from my local health food store, no nic, no flavor, just pure vg, been doing for 4 yrs now, and no side effects of any kind, snd i have severe asthma, wich is wjy i quit smoking!pure vg is the way to go!!!

  2. Even if you don’t have a PG allergy, it’s worth checking out the difference with a 100% VG based juice. It’s unbelievably smooth and you get massive clouds packed with flavor. As the article mentioned, you don’t need sweetener either so the juice is clean and won’t gunk up your coils. If you’re looking for a 100% VG Based E-Juice that’s affordable and awesome, feel free to check out

  3. I vape also vg, and I’m really satisfied totally with it its a kind of natural feeling and by the way I even heard that vg is used in asthma medical treatment. vg is organic pg is chemicals and thats true and by the way I vaped also with pg the feeling is totally different than if I vape only vg so at the end vg wins. and also I never heard alot about people who has vg allergy maybe it gives people who has this but me I never heard yet. so keep on vaping with natural vg. and thanks fox.

    regards. .

  4. Hello,
    I have been Vaping for more than 10 years and started on 36mg nicotine.
    having said that and have pretty much stayed in the realm of VG but it is becoming harder and harder to get away from PG & PE and alcohol base that was developed originally in chine for the use of thinning juices. I Use a rx200S mod with a Avacado rtda on top (not for beginners) Just to keep you informed and aside from the new laws coming in to tax regulate and control the e cig market, stay away from PG it is bad for you..I was going to rant about all the problems it causes but you can search on that later.
    as for VG …If you can buy juice that has the most base like 90%VG you are doing well or what is now called Max VG ,and remember that the flavoring has pg in it as a carrier too.
    Do not believe all the hype about equal blending and all the garbage they tell you about producing massive vape …If you like vape and do it as an alternative to tobacco good for you stick with it and get away from tobacco! *** I did hear that abuterol that is used to help in asthma is being produced to e cigs now but cannot verify it anywhere but imagine a drug atomized in your lungs to trat the problem directly wow what a breakthrough that would be… Oh 1 last piece of advice for all the vapors out there: Do not buy Juice from ebay that some guy made in his sink and if you see juice somewhere really really cheap stay away from it -have a great day!

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