There are two schools of thought when it comes to vaping, those who prefer PG eliquids and those who would rather vape VG eliquids. Here at SMAX, we’re a part of the latter camp. Every one of our premium eliquids features a max VG formula to get as close as we can to PG Free Eliquid while still providing amazing flavor and vapor.
If you don’t know the difference between eliquid diluents, the two big contenders are propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). Both of these liquid bases have their own advantages and disadvantages. When we compare these two options, it seems clear that vegetable glycerin is the better choice. That’s why, here at SMAX, we are dedicated to making all of our eliquids with vegetable glycerin.
Vegetable glycerin is an all natural liquid produced as a by product from the break down of plant fats into fatty sodium salts(soap). This liquid is naturally thick and sweet, leading to VG being a common food additive. As a result, we unknowingly encounter VG often in our day to day lives. This means that if you have an allergy to VG, it’s likely that you would already be very aware of that fact.
As a eliquid diluent, VG has several beneficial properties. The biggest draw of VG is the fact that it produces extremely dense vapor at lower temperatures than PG. Vegetable glycerin also has the advantage of being thicker than PG, which makes it ideal for sub-ohm vaping.
Propylene glycol is a substance derived from petroleum byproducts. It is a clear liquid with a mildly sweet taste. You can find it used as an additive in many cosmetics. It is used in some food products, mainly beverages, and it is valuable for certain industrial applications. It is a major component of de-icing fluids on aircrafts. Many have pointed out that PG is used in antifreeze, though it is specifically used for antifreeze applications that require a nontoxic mixture.
As an eliquid diluent, PG is excellent at holding flavor and has a thin water like consistency. PG is responsible for the “throat hit” some eliquids provide. This slight irritation to the back of the throat is valued by some vapers who vape for smoking cessation purposes, as inhaled smoke can also cause a mild hit to the throat. Sadly, this irritating property of PG is the reason that PG free Eliquids are becoming so popular.
Many users who try PG eliquids notice that liquids with higher PG concentrations will cause some discomfort. Many sensitive users have noted that the vapor these eliquids product can hurt their eyes and cause a rash on their face and hands. This type of reaction is even known to occur in vape users who have enjoyed PG for years, until it suddenly started to irritate them.
The best way to avoid this irritation is to use a max VG eliquid. Many users want a PG free eliquid, but there are a few problems with these mixtures. The main issue with a pure VG eliquid is that VG does not hold flavor very well. For this reason we include around 5% PG in our mixtures to ensure they will be flavorful. This small quantity does not seem to irritate our PG sensitive customers.
If you have noticed that PG eliquids are uncomfortable for you, or you are just chasing clouds, the max VG eliquids from SMAX are a perfect option for you. Visit our website today and find the perfect flavor for you.