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Where Do ECig Liquid Vapors Come From

While the avid vaper may dream of magical, winged beings bottling the clouds of some exotic realm’s atmosphere and pressing them into delightful juices for us to enjoy, the anti-vaper fantasizes about lab-coated villains extracting some perfect poison in a white, windowless room.

In reality, e-juices are made of some fairly common ingredients. What are they?

Vegetable Glycerin (VG)

Also known as vegetable glycerol, VG is a natural product derived from plants that is the major contributing ingredient for producing the vapor itself. A liquid, it is also used in foods and cosmetic products. Vape Organics uses certified organic vegetable glycerin that is produced in an ethical, sustainable manner from non-GMO soybeans. Vaporized VG is safe to inhale.

Nicotine

Most famously known as the habit-forming chemical present in tobacco, nicotine is a stimulant similar to caffeine that is also found in tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and cauliflower[1]. Vape Organics extracts their nicotine from USDA certified tobacco grown on U.S. soil using a process that utilizes certified organic VG rather than petroleum-derived solvents commonly used for nicotine extraction.

Nicotine is not a necessary ingredient of e-juice. Juices are sold containing various concentrations of nicotine, and some with none at all.

Distilled Water

Distilled water is just water filtered to remove impurities; nothing fancy. Although distilled water is not always used in making e-juices, it is done so to thin the e-juice. This can prevent build-up within the vape itself.

Natural Flavor Extracts

While many juices contain artificial flavorings made from a list of chemicals that you probably have never heard of [2], Vape Organics extracts their flavors from pesticide and GMO-free, naturally grown plants. Although the artificial flavorings are FDA-approved, food grade additives, extracted flavors are more natural and don’t require a chemistry degree to understand.

Propylene Glycol (PG)

Similar in character to VG, propylene glycol is an odorless, colorless, tasteless liquid that contributes to the production of vapor. While some companies use a combination of both VG and PG in their e-juices, Vape Organics does not include it as an ingredient. Although it has been shown that inhaling PG does not present any physical danger[3], there are skeptics who still seem to disagree.

Still having a hard time believing that your vapor isn’t harvested by pixies in Shangri-La? Drop us a line and state your case.

[1] http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199308053290619
[2] http://www.cigbuyer.com/inside-e-cigarette-liquids-and-vapor/
[3] http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/91/1/52.abstract

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