What is the VG and PG?

Posted by Valgous inc. on 27th Oct 2015

Vegetable glycerin (VG) is a sticky consistency between solid and liquid, having a high viscosity, colorless chemical that’s slightly sweet to the taste and present in a lot of consumer products. It’s used in food, pharmaceutical products, tobacco, hookah tobacco and many other consumer products, often because it helps them retain moisture. E-Juice VG is the same chemical, and high-VG e-liquids are thicker and smoother on the throat than low-VG e-liquids. They also produce more vapors and offer additional sweetness.

Propylene glycol (PG) is another very common chemical, propylene is also considered a humectant, which means it keeps things moist. It is generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It offers a strong, pleasing hit to the back of your throat, much like tobacco does. Products with Propylene Glycol can be found in various common items around your house. A few examples include: cosmetics,pharmaceuticals,detergents and tobacco products,among many other products. For vapers, PG in e-juice is used to provide a “throat-hit”.