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WHAT’S IN A JUICE? VAPE INGREDIENTS EXPLAINED

Vape juices are one of the key elements of the vaping process and it’s their flexibility and diversity which ahs drawn many ex-smokers to vaping. With a wide range of VG and PG ratios, nicotine concentrations and flavourings, every flavour vape juice can be as unique as you want it to be, making vaping the perfect smoking alternative if you want a more varied nicotine experience. What’s more, the five ingredients of vape juice are far simpler and more trustworthy than the hundreds of chemicals you find in tobacco. Despite the wide range of mixtures of vape juice, the ingredients are always the same, just in differing amounts. Below is everything you need to know about the ingredients of all vape juices and the roles that they play.

Nicotine

This is the linking factor between e liquid and tobacco. The use of nicotine is used as the smoking cessation tool in vape juice and gives smokers a less unhealthy way to satisfy their cravings. Nicotine is an addictive substance which can be extracted from plants which are part of the nightshade family, unique in that it acts as both a depressant and a stimulant. In small amounts, nicotine increases the heart rate whilst in larger quantities can slow it down.

Vape juice can come in a range of different nicotine concentrations, and you’ll find that all users have their own specific tolerances. It’s crucial that you find the right concentration in yours to satisfy and not exceed what you need. You’ll find that there are many organic vape juices being sold that use short fills. These are vape juices which come nicotine free but with 20% of space left empty in the bottle for you to add your own nicotine content.

Water

Water is the basis for the “vapour” of e liquid. When the vape juice is heated up by the battery, it is the presence of water that allows it to heat up and vaporise. This clean “heat not burn” inhalation process means that there are far less chemicals in vapour than tobacco smoke, in part thanks to the use of water.

Flavourings

The flavourings in vape liquids vary from juice to juice. With so many flavours out there, they are usually based on natural flavourings and extracts of the original products. Most vape liquid flavourings are completely organic and vegan, meaning that there are very few vape liquids which can’t be used by those with dietary requirements or restrictions.

Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol is one of the main organic compounds in vape juice. The PG ratio in a vape juice is responsible for carrying the nicotine and flavourings in the e liquid.

Vegetable glycerine

The second organic compound in vape juice, this chemical is completely natural and harmless to the body. VG e-liquid focuses on the thickness of the vape juice, working with the thinner flavour carrying propylene glycol to bring thicker vape clouds to your e liquid.

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