VG and PG in Nicotine-Free Disposable Pod System Kits: What You Need to Know
If you go through our web copy, you’ll see that there are a few things of which we’re particularly proud, and which we drive home, time and time again.
One is the fact that we make all of our vape juices in the United States, and formulate them all without nicotine.
Of course, part of our objective is to provide nicotine-free disposable pod system kits and e-liquids that are better for our customers by design. Nicotine is a well-known toxin that is not only addictive and produces numerous side effects but is also implicated in a wide range of cardiovascular - and other - illnesses.
But there’s another practical reason that we skip the nicotine (and we also skip the diacetyl and vitamin E acetate, by the way).
Here’s what you need to know.
Going Beyond Nicotine-Free Disposable Pod System Kits: Why We Don’t Include Nicotine
Forgoing nicotine in our vape juice blends is obviously done with the primary focus of eliminating harmful additives so that vapers who love cloud chasing can continue to do so with less of a concern for the potentially harmful effects of nicotine.
The other reason has to do with cloud chasing itself. You see, nicotine is a chemical additive that takes up physical space in vape juice. The more nicotine is in the blend, the less space there is for everything else.
That is, not including nicotine in our vape juice blends means there’s so much more room for natural and artificial flavors - along with VG and PG, or vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, respectively.
These latter two ingredients are the components that carry the flavor and which vaporize when heated - creating the clouds that cloud chasers love.
The less nicotine we use in a blend (which, in our case, is none) the more room there is for these ingredients, and that means bigger, bolder, billowing clouds.
What Is PG?
The first “cloud-forming” ingredient you need to know about is PG, or propylene glycol, which is a thin, slightly viscous, colorless, odorless liquid that is used as a carrier for nicotine and flavoring in regular vapes (just flavoring, in the case of our 0 nicotine vape products).
PG vaporizes when heated, such as on contact with the heating element of a vape’s coil, producing a cloud of vapor. PG produces thinner clouds than VG, and is also responsible for delivering a slightly harsher throat hit and more intense vaping experience.
Because it produces thinner clouds than VG, some vapers prefer it for its discretion and for the power of the hit, but what you also need to know is that PG carries flavor more effectively than VG. Higher PG blends tend to taste more potent than higher VG blends, all things being equal.
What Is VG?
Like PG, VG, or vegetable glycerin, is a colorless liquid that is used to carry flavoring agents, and in nicotine e-juices, the nicotine as well.
Also like PG, VG vaporizes on contact with heat. However, VG has some pronounced differences from PG. For one, though it is colorless and odorless, it is not exactly flavorless. VG has a slightly sweet flavor, which is a bonus, considering the fact that it is not as effective at carrying flavors as PG.
Another thing you need to know about VG which differentiates it from PG is that it produces a much smoother vaping experience than PG, which produces a powerful, rougher throat hit. Though VG is not as efficient a carrier of flavor, it produces a smooth, enjoyable, slightly sweet hit,
There is another gigantic benefit of high-VG vaping, especially for cloud chasers. Unlike PG, which produces thin, evanescent, fleeting clouds of vapor, VG produces massive, thick, clouds so dense you sometimes can’t even see through them.
Because of this, high-VG blends are perfect for cloud chasers because a relatively small amount of VG will produce dense, intense clouds of vapor.
If you’re looking to get started vaping with no nicotine and are interested in pre-filled nicotine-free pod system kits, consider a Thunder Device. They accept a wide range of nicotine-free vape juices (in easy-to-use, pre-filled pods) that have more room for flavor, PG, and VG.
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For those that love a smoother hit, there’s more VG in the mix, which also allows for the production of bigger, thicker, sweeter, smoother clouds.
But they also have more PG in the mix (compared to blends that need to make room for a given amount of nicotine) which delivers stronger flavors and still produces a bit of a throat hit - which might be preferable for those looking to replace the smoking experience without entirely abandoning the rush of a throat hit.
If you’re interested in learning more about the additional benefits of these nicotine-free disposable vape juices, check out our products (via the links above) or contact us online!