Vegetable glycerin is also known as vegetable glycerol. It is used as a sweetener and as an ingredient in a number of cosmetic and orally ingested products. Vegetable glycerin is also used in place of alcohol to extract botanicals.
More importantly to vapers, Vegetable Glycerin is the ingredient in e-liquid that produces the clouds of smoke-like vapor. VG is slightly more viscous (thicker) and slightly sweeter then propylene glycol. Its increased viscosity makes it a culprit in “wicking” and reducing the life of atomizers. Most Vapers prefer a blend of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol - most often in a ratio of 70-80% PG and 20-30% VG.
Vegetable glycerin is produced in USP grade and food grade. At Lifestyle Vapor, we manufacture our e-liquids with only the highest quality USP grade /
Glycerin is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS)
Glycerol is one of the most benign organic liquids known to man. It is hypo-allergenic, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic. It is also metabolized easily.
Other products with Vegetable Glycerin can be found in common items around your house. A few examples include:
Propylene Glycol is the primary ingredient in the majority of e-liquids on the marketplace today. This is the ingredient that produces the slight harshness, or “throat-hit” to simulate cigarette smoking.
Propylene Glycol is considered non harmful when used in manners such as items injected, applied topically, and inhaled. Products with Propylene Glycol can be found in various common items around your house. A few examples include:
When propylene glycol is injected, it is metabolized in the human body into pyruvic acid (a normal part of the glucose-metabolism process, which is converted to energy), acetic acid (handled by ethanol-metabolism), and lactic acid (a normal acid generally abundant during digestion).
Because of its low chronic oral toxicity, propylene glycol was classified by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) for use as a direct food additive.
Lifestyle Vapor uses only the highest quality Propylene Glycol in our liquid manufacturing process. Our PG is sourced in the