Many e-cig users have tried and tested various e-liquids for their e-cig. Most have found the best e-liquid for them comes from pre mixed solutions, while others prefer to create their own recipe and mixture. Any e-liquid can be the best e-liquid for different users. Some may prefer a sweeter blend, while other may prefer a more natural taste. But many users are not aware of what is in their e-liquids. Before choosing the best e liquid for, one should be aware of what each ingredient contains. This is not only for their satisfaction, but also for their health.
Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are an important aspect of this solution. Both are so called the simulators of the e-cig. Without these two ingredients, the solution is nothing. Most solutions have both PG and VG, but some solutions may have either of the two. The two have different characteristics. Propylene Glycol is usually used as a food additive, an ingredient in skin care products and used for smoke machines in theaters. Vegetable Glycerin, on the other hand, comes from plant oils and is used as a sugar additive. Unlike PG, VG is 100% natural. Some users may be allergic to e-liquids with a PG base. When this is the situation, users would use VG or mix both ingredients to create a perfect combination. When combined, it creates a solution with the right amount of ‘throat hit’, which is the feeling of nicotine at the back of the throat, and more vapor. This is because PG produces more ‘throat hit’ while VG produces more vapor. When mixed together it is all balanced out.
Another essential part of the solution is the nicotine. Nicotine is an alkaloid which is produced by several plants like red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, and the tobacco plant. Nicotine is very addictive but does not cause cancer. Nicotine levels in e-liquids vary depending on the users’ usage. A solution may contain up to 34% nicotine. The longer the user uses the e-cig, the lower the level of nicotine intake he will consume until he uses nicotine free e-liquid. Users who were regular cigarettes smokers would change to e-cigs if they want to quit smoking, or decrease their nicotine intake.
The last two parts of the solution is the water, which may be optional, and flavors. Water is usually used in VG based solutions to lessen the tackiness of the solution. VG is a very sticky base. Water is used to dilute the solution to make it easier to use by the user. VG based solutions may cause gunk to build up around the coils. This will create inconvenience to the user. Not only will it be hard to clean his e-cig, but it will also take time for them before using the e-cig. Flavors of the e-liquid have a huge variety. Some are sweet, others are spicy. There are also natural flavored liquids like tobacco and mint. Some flavors are mixed and match to create another flavor. Since PG is tasteless and VG is just sweet, flavors are added to satisfy the taste of its users. Flavors may take up 5 to 20 percent of the solution depending on the user.
Choosing the best e liquid requires more than just choosing from the taste. What makes the solution is also an essential part. By knowing what is in the solution may increase the satisfaction rate of users. Most e-liquids have the same solution. Knowing the right solution is very essential in choosing the best e-liquid. It will be a safer, healthier and more enjoyable to the users.