E-Juice Vape Facts
Vaping has become the most popular alternative to cigarettes worldwide. With all the flavors available, vapes have a much better taste than any cigarette ever could. Everyone who vapes already knows this, so let’s teach you some fun vape facts about the most important part of your vape, the e-juice.
Ingredients Used in E-Juice
The biggest question many vapers are faced with is, “how do you know it’s safe? What is e-juice even made of?”. The answer has never been a secret, and the information is readily available on many e-juice producers’ websites. There have also been plenty of studies showing what exactly is in e-juices and their minimal side effects. All e-juice starts with a base of vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin has no taste and doesn’t carry flavor, but is used because of its ability to create large amounts of vapor.
The next ingredient you’ll find in your e-juice is propylene glycol, and no, this isn’t the main ingredient of antifreeze. The main ingredient in antifreeze is diethylene glycol, so don’t let anyone use fake news to scare you away from vape. Propylene glycol is actually used in the majority of asthma inhalers, as it has the ability to carry medication and flavor incredibly well.
The final ingredients include nicotine, food grade flavorings, and distilled water. The food grade flavoring and distilled water are mixed to give you the taste you love, and dilute some tastes as to not overpower your taste buds. Depending on which e-juice you use, the nicotine content can vary from 36 milligrams per milliliter (the same amount as pure rolling tobacco) all the way down to 0 milligrams for those who are trying to, or already have, dropped the nicotine habit.
FACT: E-Juice Helps You Quit Cigarettes
Our second fact is that nobody is addicted to cigarettes. Cigarette smokers are addicted to the feeling nicotine gives them, and when they try to quit, nicotine replacement therapy using gum or patches used to be the go to alternative. The problem with gum and patches is that they give you one dosage per patch, meaning if you truly want to get rid of your nicotine addiction, you have to make the conscious effort to use less patches or eat less gum. This is where vaping truly shines. A vape gives you the freedom to vape as often as you would smoke. The trick with a vape is not to reduce how often you take a smoke break, but to reduce the nicotine concentration. You start by using an e-juice with the same concentration of nicotine as your favorite cigarette, and over the next few weeks, replace your e-juice with one containing a slightly lower nicotine concentration. Continue doing this and you’ll be used to nicotine-less e-juice in no time.
FACT: Vape-Tongue Isn’t Real
Vape-tongue happens when you struggle to taste the flavor in your favorite e-juice, and this happens for multiple reasons, none of which is due to vaping or e-juice. The most common cause of vape-tongue is allergies, and having your breathing passages blocked. This occurs because flavor has a lot to do with smell. The proof of this is having a friend sit with their eyes closed and nose blocked. Offer them a teaspoon of your favorite spice, and see how many of them think you’ve given them flour. Allergies also force many people to breathe out of their mouths, and cause most people to have a dry mouth. This goes hand in hand with dehydration, as the flavor in the vapor cloud best transfers in liquid, so drinking a glass of water will fix this.
FACT: E-Juice Does Not “Lose” Its Flavor
We’ve all experienced filling up our vapes with fresh e-juice only to find out that the taste isn’t what we’re used to, and there are two main reasons for this. The first reason is that ingredients can separate over time, diluting the flavor you want. Who knows how long a certain flavor has been sitting on your vape stores shelf? An easy fix is to shake your e-juice before pouring it into your vape. The second reason has to do with the heat. If you leave your e-juice in the sun or a hot environment, it can cause some ingredients to evaporate and dilute or completely change the flavor of the e-juice. On the other hand, you don’t want your e-juice to get too cold as it can cause some ingredients not to heat up sufficiently enough to be carried by the vapor when you use it. The quick fix for this is to simply warm up the e-juice in your hands or pocket.
If you’re looking for a new flavor, some useful accessories, or are wanting to start vaping and you aren’t sure how to go about it, we at Gr8 Ape Vape, have a variety of devices and e-juices to help fulfill any request and to suit all personalities.