There are thousands of different brands and flavors of e-liquids and juices. So of course, some are going to be better quality. If you are new to the vaping and eCig world, then chances are you are going to be overwhelmed when you walk into a vaping store for the first couple of times and even more so when you look online.
Every bottle of e-liquid has these three ingredients in them no matter the quality, nicotine, vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG) this combination makes up 85 to 95 percent of the bottle. The other 15% is flavoring. Many retailers now days are claiming to offer premium liquid. They are just throwing labels on there to increase sales. It all is the same. The only difference is the amount of nicotine each bottle has in it.
Companies offers top notch ingredients to bring you the best e-juice they can, but they also offer different levels of nicotine for those who like a full body flavor or lower amounts for those who are trying to wean off e-Cig completely.
Traditional cigarette smoke contains over 4000 harmful chemicals, whereas the vapor from e-liquid does not because there are only 2 or 3 ingredients in e-liquid. The ingredients in e-liquid are nicotine (at various strengths), a diluent (such as propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine) and sometimes also a flavoring. As long as these ingredients are pharmaceutical or food grade, you can be sure to be inhaling a lot less harmful vapors than from a traditional cigarette.
Some people do not even use nicotine in their e-liquids; it is possible to make e-liquid that contains no nicotine and is simply the diluent and a flavoring. This still provides a throat hit and some satisfaction for the vaper/smoker. However many people enjoy the mild effects of nicotine and so add a diluted nicotine solution to the e-liquid. This can be at various strengths; a little strength e-liquid might contain 8mg of nicotine per ml. That is just 0.8% of the total volume of e-liquid is nicotine.
A high power might be considered to be 24mg of nicotine per ml of e-liquid, that is 2.4% of the total amount of e-liquid is nicotine. So the quantities of nicotine are quite small, and the majority of the e-liquid comprises of a diluent such as propylene glycol. Nicotine is a well-researched substance, more information about nicotine can be found here
Propylene glycol is an odorless, clear, slightly viscous liquid, that has been used for many years for a variety of applications, it is employed in many foods and cosmetics as a diluent (it dilutes the other substances and hold them in a solution).
Scaremongers like to point out that propylene glycol is used in anti freeze, however this is misleading, as it is not used in toxic antifreeze such as that used in your car engine. it is used as a non-toxic antifreeze for applications such as food processing systems and water pipes in the home, where ingestion is likely. The chemical used in toxic antifreeze is ethylene glycol, this should not be ingested under any circumstances as it is highly toxic, and it should not be confused with propylene glycol used in e-liquids, that is a well researched nontoxic substance. More information about propylene glycol can be found here.
As with any substance, there are always going to be some people who have an adverse reaction. A few individuals do not tolerate propylene glycol well, and so instead they use vegetable glycerine to dilute the nicotine in e-liquid. Another alternative to propylene glycol is polyethylene glycol (PEG). It is a matter of taste and preference what you use to dilute e-liquid.
The other ingredient commonly found in e-liquid is some flavoring. Food grade flavorings are used and should ideally contain just flavor and propylene glycol. Other ingredients added to the mix could clog up the atomizer on an e-cigarette, so it is best to find flavorings with just these ingredients. All sorts of flavors are familiar, from tobacco blends to fruits and desserts. They can make for a delightful vaping experience, and if you are not adding any nicotine to the e-liquid, the flavorings mixed with a diluent can make for a very nice satisfying smoke.
Choosing the right one for you can seem stressful. Here are a few tips to help you determine e-liquid quality.
Choosing the right e-liquid can either make or break your vaping experience. It is more important than choosing e-Cig itself since there is such a broad range of options to choose from. Finding an excellent quality is more based on personal taste. You must first decide if you are looking for something more flavorful or something that has more vapor. Most people chose flavor when determining the quality after all no one wants to taste something horrible. There are several different flavors to choose from, sweet like candy, tobacco and even fruit. This vapor flavor is full of citrus and exotic fruits. The choice is yours alone.
The word premium is often used when referring to the flavoring and bottling of the e-liquid. These companies take the finest extracts and ingredients to bring you the richest boldest flavors around. When talking about high-quality e-liquids, they come in glass bottles since glass doesn’t have any pores. Therefore, this packaging helps the e-liquid stay robust and flavorful. Several companies have resorted to this packaging method so that the liquid holds its texture, taste, and unique look.
Those who use e-liquids on a regular basis can tell the difference in the quality. However, what it comes down to is personal taste and satisfaction. There are so many different options to choose from experimenting could last a lifetime.
Everyone has different taste. What is high quality to one person could be completely different to another?However, keep in mind the ingredients used to make the e-liquid. Those coming from overseas often are made different than those made in America and can cost quite a bit more as well.