PG Sensitivity and E-liquids

Many vapers have a PG sensitivity, that means they need e-liquids that are low to no PG. The amount depends on the vaper and how bad their sensitivity is. Even if you have never had a problem before, sensitivity to PG or for that matter VG can develop without warning. (There are some vapers who have a sensitivity to VG, thankfully this is rare)

What Causes Allergies to Start?
It begins with exposure. Even if you’ve inhaled an allergen many times before with no trouble, at some point, for some reason, the body flags it as an invader. During this particular exposure, the immune system studies the allergen. It readies itself for the next exposure by developing antibodies, special cells designed to detect it. You are now “sensitized” to the allergen.

Then, the next time you’re exposed to the allergen, your immune system kicks into action. The antibodies recognize it. That triggers the activation of special cells called mast cells. These cells are responsible for allergy symptoms in the lungs, skin, and lining of the nose and intestinal tract.

With the growing popularity of cloud chasing there are more options out now than there has ever been for higher vg liquids. Now if juice makers will just understand not everyone who wants a high VG juice wants it in 6mg nicotine or less, some actually need and want it in 18 and 24 mg as well.

One of the things I personally find funny with higher VG juices is how so many people say things like, oh that won’t work in such and such tank. Really? There are tricks to running high vg juices in anything, even carto tanks and clearos. One of the biggest being, not to chain vape it.

Some e-liquids claim to be 100% vg, this is false. Even if a VG based nicotine is used, chances are the flavorings used still are PG based, as there are very few VG based flavorings out.

Some do use ethyl alcohol based flavorings, but that still doesn’t make a juice 100% VG, but could make it PG free.

Even those rare juice makers that use VG based flavors and VG based nic are not truly 100% VG, but they are PG free. Tho sadly many of them dilute their liquid with water.

A new fad with juice makers is max VG, which literally tells us NOTHING. Do they use PG based nic (most do), what flavor percentage do they use? Max VG could be anything from 70/30 PG/VG to 30/70 PG/VG

We need juice makers and vendors to be up front with what their ratio of PG/VG is. Not “Max VG’ but actual truth in this juice is 50/50 or this one is 30/70. We also need to know if those ratios are before or after nic and flavorings have been added, just because you start with a 50/50 base, if you then add PG based nic and PG based flavorings your finial mix is more like 80/20 not 50/50. We also need them to be willing to answer questions about what is used.

If in doubt about the ratio, or the nic based used, ASK. If a vendor doesn’t want to answer, then it is time to find a new vendor.


4 thoughts on “PG Sensitivity and E-liquids

  1. Thank you!

    I mostly agree. But adding water to VG isn’t “deluting”. The water (typically 15% up to 20% of the VG-water part) reduces the viscosity of the mixture to a point where VG+water flows just like PG and can be used in any atomizer (clearo, carto, whatever). Of course the water should be mixed with the VG base before measuring nicotine or flavoring.

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    • Adding anything to the vg does dilute it or thin it. While some may like it thinned out, I know of many of us who will not buy or vape any vg based e-liquid that has had water added to it.


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