What is PG?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016  |  Admin

What is PG? It’s a question you ask yourself, or someone else asks you, once you declare yourself to be a vaper or a cloud chaser. If you’ve got this far without knowing the answer, you’ve most likely been blowing hot air, not vaping.

But we’ve got your back here at Vape Mountain. Carry on reading and you will soon have all the answers you need!

What is it?

PG is one of the five components that makes up an e-juice, the others being water, nicotine, flavouring and VG (that’s another story; take a look over here). An odourless, colourless liquid, PG is a petroleum by-product formally known as Propylene Glycol and is formed from an organic glycerol made from propylene oxide.

Propylene Glycol

Sound a bit scary? Don’t worry. PG is considered to be safe for human consumption (determined by the FDA and those guys know what they are talking about) and is already used as a food additive and found in many household products including beauty items and baby wipes. Vaping isn’t even the first time it has been inhaled; PG has also been used in asthma inhalers.

How is it used?

PG is normally blended with VG. This is because they have different consistencies – PG is thin whereas VG is much thicker – and different flavours. PG carries the flavour of an e-liquid more effectively, having no taste of its own, compared to VG.

PG provides a higher throat hit as well – echoing the sensation achieved when smoking an ordinary tobacco cigarette – although this can have the negative effect of drying out your mouth and throat.

Is it right for me?

Only you know the answer to that, I can’t tell you. But I can say that if you are an ex-smoker or even just enjoy a sharp throat hit, then having a higher PG level may be for you. However, high VG levels are easier to find than maximum PG, so don't think you have to pick a side - a harmonious blend of the two may be just right.

A higher PG level even in a blend also helps with vaping discreetly; less vapour is produced and the clouds are much thinner than a VG high blend. Please use common sense as to where is appropriate to vape, however discreet you can be!

If you wish to focus on your flavours, again, a high PG level is recommended. But it all comes down to personal preference; you know what you like and by mixing your levels, you will discover which blend has the right feel for you.

Mountains and Mole Hills

So there you are. You now know what PG is and can have a quick answer ready for the next person who asks. Just remember: if you considered yourself to be a cloud chaser and want to show off, it’s VG you need, not PG.

Still got questions? Want to know more? Have a look around Vape Mountain and all your questions will be answered!

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

Iceliqs Originals Purity E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals Purity E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.59
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Flavourless - great for mixing and balancing flavours
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Logic Pro Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

Logic Pro Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

£4.49
Available
  • Menthol flavour
  • Nicotine Strength: 6mg
  • Each pack contains 3 refill capsules
  • Made in Europe
Djinni New York 60 E-Liquid - Money Off!

Djinni New York 60 E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.40
(RRP: £5.99)
Available
  • Caramel and vanilla flavour mix with coffee and biscuit notes
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 60%, PG: 40%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Eco Vape Point Five Ohms Banana Pudding 50/50 E-Liquid - Money Off!

Eco Vape Point Five Ohms Banana Pudding 50/50 E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.39
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Fresh bananas with sweet American custard
  • Strengths: 3mg, 6mg, 12mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Eco Vape Dripping Zombie Astaire E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Zombie Astaire E-Juice

£3.99
Available
  • Red berry and black grape flavour with eucalyptus and aniseed
  • Available with 3mg, 6mg, 12mg or 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
JAC Vapour Real Vanilla UK Made PG E-Liquid - Money Off!

JAC Vapour Real Vanilla UK Made PG E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.49
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Authentic creamy and sweet vanilla flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in the UK
Liberty Flights XO Winter Nip E-Liquid - Money Off!

Liberty Flights XO Winter Nip E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.50
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Menthol flavour with herbal tones
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Element Dripper Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Dripper Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.39
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Strawberries and cream flavoured
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA
Eco Vape London Blend Kensington Tobacco with Caramel E-Liquid - Money Off!

Eco Vape London Blend Kensington Tobacco with Caramel E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Tobacco & Caramel flavour
  • Strengths: 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%; PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Eco Vape Banana Milkshake V2 High VG E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape Banana Milkshake V2 High VG E-Juice - Money Off!

£6.29
(RRP: £6.99)
Available
  • Classic sweet banana milkshake flavour
  • Available in 3mg and 6mg strengths
  • VG: 75%, PG: 25%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Decadent Vapours Lime Zinger E-Liquid - Money Off!

Decadent Vapours Lime Zinger E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.59
(RRP: £5.99)
Available
  • Light citrus flavour with sherbet notes
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Eco Vape Point Five Ohms Idaho Milk 50/50 E-Liquid

Eco Vape Point Five Ohms Idaho Milk 50/50 E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Juicy strawberry and cream blend
  • Strengths: 3mg, 6mg, 12mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK