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PG vs VG

Posted on 08 August 2017


Let’s break it down.



In most cases, juices contain both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin.

PG is what gives the most throat hit and flavour whereas VG is known to have the most vapor production as well as a little sweetness. Many people assume that VG will have the most effect when cloud chasing- but that is not entirely accurate. To have a vast amount of vapor production, the setup must be able to perform at a higher wattage which will increase the amount of flavour and vapor. In some cases, juices that contain 100% are more favorable to others due to certain people experiencing a slight reaction to PG or due to the fact that 100% VG E - Liquids are kosher and organic; reactions from PG can vary from minor reactions, like a tingling sensation in the throat, to serious irritations on various parts of the body. If you happen to experience any of these symptoms, it may be best to switch to a juice with little to no PG.

So let’s go over some frequently asked questions regarding Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin.

What is the difference between the two?

Vegetable Glycerin (VG) : more vapor, less throat hit - thick and a little sweet. It produces luscious clouds of vapor. VG also imparts a sweeter taste to your liquid

Propylene Glycol (PG) : better throat hit and flavor - simulates the feel of smoking better.  PG e-liquid also has a higher rate of sensitivity for some people

Can I mix PG and VG myself?

Yes, but without the necessary materials and the know-how to carefully balance out the PG and VG it’s not recommended. At NYX ECIGS, we provide the utmost highest quality of E Liquid you can find in the entire vape industry. All prepackaged and lab tested in California VapeLab by trained professionals. 

Is PG/VG harmful?

Both VG and PG are used in a variety of foods that you consume on a daily basis, and are deemed safe by the FDA. However, in some small cases, people have experienced allergic reactions to propylene glycol; the most common is skin rash.

If you have any further questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding the difference between PG and VG, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Would you like us to go over anything in particular for our next blog? Email us your suggestions and we will gladly go over them! Once again, thank you for choosing NYX ECIGS.

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