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50 50 e liquid. Everything you need to know

 

 

E liquid or E juice is arguably the most important part of your vaping experience. And the quality of the e liquid  you choose will determine the quality of your vaping experience. 

So if you want to have a better understanding of 50 50 e liquid. You’ll love today’s guide.

Let’s get started

E liquids ingredients or vape liquid ingredients include four main ingredients: vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), nicotine (NI) and flavourings. However, water may also be used.

 

Vegetable glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a clear liquid produced from plant oils. It is odourless and has a mild sweet taste with a syrup-like consistency. And is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industry.

The food and drugs administration (FDA) has classified vegetable glycerin as generally recognised as safe (GRAS) for consumption.

Vegetable glycerin is considered non-toxic.

Vegetable glycerin provides a smoother throat hit and large dense clouds than propylene glycol, making it more suitable for sub-ohm vaping.

 

Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol is a clear liquid and can be produced naturally from natural glycerin but is typically produced synthetically. It is odourless and tasteless with a slight syrup-like consistency which is much thinner than vegetable glycerin.

The food and drugs administration (FDA) has classified propylene glycol as generally recognised as safe for consumption.

Propylene glycol is considered non-toxic.

In vaping, propylene glycol is used to provide a throat hit which vapers say is similar to the sensation experienced when smoking standard cigarettes. It also carries flavour more effectively than vegetable glycerin.

Recent research suggests that around 2% of vapers may be intolerant or experience an allergic reaction to propylene glycol. Detailed research conducted by Dr Konstaninos Farsalinos found that 1.8 % of over 19000 vapers surveyed reported allergic reactions.

 

Nicotine

Nicotine is a clear liquid and is produced from the tobacco plant. It also can be produced synthetically.

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance and is considered toxic in sufficient quantities. The median lethal dose of nicotine in humans is unknown, but high doses are known to cause nicotine poisoning. However, for the quantities used in e liquids, it is considered safe. Except for certain medical conditions.

In vaping, nicotine provides a throat hit and delivers the nicotine that your body is craving. A higher strength nicotine e liquid will deliver more nicotine and a more pronounced throat hit.

 

Flavourings

Flavourings are without a doubt the singular most important ingredient in an e liquid, they are what will determine the quality of your vaping experience.

Flavourings fall into two categories: Artificial flavours or synthetic flavours and natural flavours.

The FDA defines a natural flavour as a substance extracted, distilled or similarly derived from a natural source and whose function is flavour.

Artificial flavours or synthetic flavours are created in a lab and are not derived from a natural source. Artificial preservatives, colours/dyes and sweeteners may also be used in this process. And collectively they fall under the term artificial/synthetic food additives.

There are numerous manufacturers throughout the world of each of the four main ingredients above and as with everything the quality and purity of each ingredient will vary along with the cost.

For each of the four main ingredients, we use only the highest quality and purity ingredients in our premium 10ml  e liquid.

The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) is a highly recognised (if not the highest) worldwide non-profit organisation which establishes written and physical standards for medicines, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, supplements and ingredients to ensure these products are of the highest quality, purity, strength and consistency.

We use only USP vegetable glycerin USP propylene glycol and USP nicotine and 100% natural flavours and extracts in our premium 50 50 e liquid.

We use USP Contraf-Nicotex-Tobacco (CNT) nicotine. The purest nicotine available with the least amount of impurities. Our nicotine has less than 20-50 parts per million (PPM). The industry standard is 500-1,000 PPM.

Their entire extraction process is conducted under inert argon gas, which ensures that the nicotine is never exposed to oxygen, keeping the integrity of the liquid intact.

The result is a product with a superior neutral taste profile which has less of the peppery flavour associated with lower grade nicotine.

The vast majority of 10ml e liquid UK brands on the market today use artificial flavours… in their e liquids or e juice.

We use only 100% natural flavours and extracts in all our premium 50 50 e liquids. 

There are two key reasons why we chose natural flavours and extracts over artificial flavours… in our premium 50 50 e liquid: 

Natural flavours and extracts provide you with a superior taste and vaping experience.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the safety of artificial flavours in the food that we consume. For every negative study, there is a positive study, but as with all studies you have to consider their source and whether or not they have a vested interest one way or the other.

However, one thing for certain is that consumers are very strongly against the use of artificial flavours, preservatives, colours and sweeteners… and are very sceptical about the information they are being fed regarding their potentially harmful effects.

Given this big food brands including Kraft, Campbell Soup and many others along with many fast-food restaurants are now siding with the consumer and have publicly announced promises to remove artificial ingredients, preservatives and colours from most, if not all of their products by 2018, replacing them with natural alternatives. 11 food companies replacing artificial colours by 2018.

In early October 2018 consumer concerns regarding the safety of artificial flavours were realised.

On 5 October 2018, the FDA officially banned 7 artificial flavours previously considered safe. After extensive research that found carcinogenic effects in lab animals, most of which are commonly found as an artificial flavouring ingredient in packaged ice cream, chewing gum, baked goods and candy.

Six of these artificial ingredients; benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, eugenyl, methyl ether, myrcene, pulegone and pyridine are currently commonly used as imitations of natural mint.

You may ask yourself why do all manufacturers not use natural flavours and extracts for their e liquids. The simple truth is cost, natural flavours and extracts are more expensive than artificial or synthetic flavours…

 

E liquid regulations in the United Kingdom

The Tobacco Products Directive 2014/14/EU (TPD) introduced new rules for nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes and e liquids (Article 20) from May 2016.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) is the competent authority responsible for implementing the majority of TPD rules in the United Kingdom.

The TPD introduced new rules which ensure:

  • Minimum standards for the safety and quality of all e cigarettes and e liquids
  • That information is provided to consumers so that they can make informed choices
  • An environment that protects children from starting to use these products

And from 20 May 2017:

  • Restrict e cigarette tanks to a maximum capacity of 2ml
  • Restrict the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e liquid to 10ml
  • Restrict e liquids to a maximum nicotine strength of 20mg/ml
  • Require nicotine-containing products to be child-resistant and tamper-evident
  • Ban certain ingredients
  • Include new labelling requirements and warnings
  • Require all e cigarettes and e liquids to be notified to MHRA before they can be sold

It’s a scary fact but before the TPD legislation, e liquids were not regulated and there were no controls as to what ingredients were contained in your e liquids.  

All Vapepal 10ml e liquids have been MHRA notified and tested to be compliant with TPD legislation.

 

E liquid labelling regulations

Under current UK labelling regulations, e liquid manufacturers do not have to state on the label that they have used artificial flavours… For example, the typical flavour ingredients will be stated as ‘strawberry flavourings’. If it does not state specifically on the label that the flavour ingredients are natural flavours and extracts then they are artificial flavours.

 

The different types of e liquid

There are 3 different types of e liquid or e juice currently available on the market today.

All 3 types of e liquid are available in different vg/pg ratios and different nicotine strengths. 

Choosing the correct vg/pg ratio and nicotine strength e liquid for your device is very important as it will have a big impact on the quality of your vaping experience.

 

Standard 10ml e liquid  TPD compliant

Standard e liquid uses freebase nicotine which is produced from the tobacco plant and is the most common form of nicotine. It is also used in nicotine gums, patches and sprays.

Freebase nicotine has higher alkalinity than nicotine salt, and it is this that provides the satisfying throat hit when you vape.

Standard e liquid is available in different vg/pg ratios.

The ratio of an e liquid is the ratio of the two main ingredients (by weight) those being vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol and are expressed as vg/pg. 

For example, if an e liquid has equal parts of vg and pg then the ratio would be expressed as 50vg/50pg.

The ingredients in e liquid are usually measured by weight, however, sometimes they are measured by volume. 

Standard e liquids are typically available in the following vg/pg ratios for mouth to lung (MTL) devices: 70/30, 60/40 and 50 50 e liquid.

The 50 50 ratio e liquid is the most popular ratio for an MTL device as it delivers the perfect balance of flavour, throat hit and vapour production and provides the best overall MTL vaping experience.

Also, this ratio is suitable for the vast majority of MTL devices. However, this ratio is not suitable for the original pen-type MTL devices or the CE4 or CE5 type of tank which require a higher pg of around 60% to wick efficiently. 

Standard e liquid is available in different nicotine strengths.

Nicotine is measured in milligrams (mg) per millilitres (ml) and is usually expressed as mg/ml. However, you may also see this expressed as a percentage (%) e.g. 1.8% rather than the usual 1.8 mg/ml.

Standard e liquids are typically available in the following nicotine strengths: 0, 3, 6, 12 and 18mg/ml. With the most popular nicotine strength being 18mg/ml followed by 12mg/ml. 

All of the above nicotine strength e liquids are suitable to vape on an MTL and POD device.

In broad terms, the strength of nicotine you choose will be dictated by two factors: The amount of nicotine your body craves and the throat hit you prefer. 

A higher strength nicotine e liquid will deliver more nicotine and a more pronounced throat hit. 

If you choose a nicotine level that is too low, you may end up vaping more to overcompensate to replace the nicotine that your body is craving. Too high of a nicotine level may provide more nicotine than you require.

As a general guide, if you smoked between 10 to 20+ cigarettes per day an e liquid with a nicotine strength of 12 or 18 mg/ml should be appropriate. If you smoked between 1 and 10 per day an e liquid with a nicotine strength of 3 or 6 mg/ml should be appropriate.

As this choice is dependent on personal preferences, it will likely require some trial and error until you find what suits you best.

An MTL device consumes e liquid economically, a typical weekly usage being around 2 to 3 10ml bottles per week. The higher the wattage used the more e liquid will be consumed.

 

Nicotine salt e liquid  TPD compliant

Nicotine salt 50 50 e liquid uses nicotine in the form of nicotine salt and is produced when you combine freebase nicotine with benzoic acid or other natural acidic compounds.

This form of nicotine was first popularised by the e-cigarette brand Juul who use Juul salts in their e liquid pods. 

The reason Juul uses nicotine salt in their e liquids is that the nicotine is absorbed by the body faster and has low alkalinity which provides a smoother throat hit allowing for higher nicotine strengths to be used. And they found that when you use high nicotine strengths of around 55mg/ml this provides nicotine hit similar to that of a traditional cigarette. 

However, in the UK under TPD requirements the maximum nicotine salt strength that can be used in the e liquid is 20mg/ml and at these levels, it is very doubtful that this will provide a nicotine hit similar to that of a traditional cigarette.

Benzoic acid can be found naturally but is also produced synthetically and is classified as a preservative.

Nicotine salt e liquids are typically only available in a 50/50 vg/pg ratios and are suitable for MTL and POD devices. You cannot vape nicotine salt e liquid on a Sub-ohm device. 

Nicotine salt e liquid is typically available in the following nicotine strengths: 10 and 20 mg/ml, With the most popular strength being 20mg/ml.

All of the above nicotine strength e liquids are suitable to vape on an MTL and POD device.

Nicotine salt e liquid is available only in a 10ml bottle and is typically more expensive than standard 50 50 e liquid but is said to be more economical to use as it vapourises at lower temperatures.

 

Short Fill e liquid not TPD compliant

It is very important that you understand that all Short fill e liquids are not TPD compliant. 

They are not subject to TPD regulations as they do not contain nicotine. Only nicotine-containing e liquids are subject to TPD regulations. As a result of this, there are presently no regulations or controls in place as to what ingredients are contained in short fill e liquids.

You should therefore only purchase these products from a trustworthy bona fide brand.

Short fill e liquids are available in various size bottles 50, 100, 120 and 150ml or even larger.

They are made from 3 main ingredients: vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), and flavourings. However, water may also be used.

Short fill e liquids are typically available in the following vg/pg ratios: 60/40, 70/30, 80/20 mg/ml with some being as high as 100% vg. 

The 70vg/30pg is the most popular ratio e liquid for a DTL/ Sub-ohm device as it produces the perfect balance of flavour, smooth throat hit and large dense clouds of vapour and provides the best overall Sub-ohm vaping experience.

You would typically purchase/buy a bottle of short fill e liquid along with a nic shot. You would empty the contents of the nic shot into the larger short fill bottle and mix by shaking. The short fill bottle is oversized allowing enough space for the nic shot contents. 

A typical nic shot is available in a 10ml bottle with a nicotine strength of 18mg/ml giving a total of 180mg of nicotine using a ratio of vg and pg as a base. 

When you combine the 50ml short fill and the 10 ml nic shot you have a total of 60ml liquid with a total of 180mg nicotine. Therefore 180mg/60ml gives you 3mg/ml nicotine strength for the 60ml of e liquid.  

Short fill e liquids are vaped using a DTL/Sub-ohm device.

For the 3 different types of e liquid or e juice above the best selling type in the UK is the standard 50 50 e liquid 10ml with a 50/50 vg/pg ratio and a 12 and 18mg/ml nicotine strength.

Followed by the short fill e liquid with a 70/30 vg/pg ratio and 3mg/ml and then the nicotine salt e liquid with a 50/50 vg/pg ratio and 20mg/ml nicotine strength.

 

Usage and storage of e liquid 

You should shake the e liquid bottle vigorously before each use to distribute the ingredients uniformly throughout the e liquid.

Always ensure that after each use you secularly close the child-resistant safety cap, for the safety of children and animals.

Store your e liquid between 2 – 25 Celsius in a dark, cool, dry environment away from direct sunlight.

There is no official expiration date for e liquid established to date. If stored correctly it can last from 2 to 3 years.

You should always keep your e liquid bottle out of the reach of children and animals.

E liquid is only for use by persons aged 18 years or over.

 

Conclusion

We hope you have found the above guide helpful and now have a better understanding of 50 50 e liquid. And that you are now in a better position to make a more informed decision when choosing which e liquid or e juice type best suits your vaping requirements. 

 

 

 

 

 

How to choose the correct vaping device for you

 

So you’ve decided to give vaping a go. There are different types of vapes and different types of vape tanks. With so much to choose from it can be overwhelming. Once you have a general understanding of the basics, things will start to become a lot clearer. So let’s dive in.

All vaping devices consist of two main components: a battery and a tank. They come in various shapes and sizes but they all perform the same basic function. 

They can be bought separately or as a complete kit which includes a battery and a tank.

The tank is connected to the battery via a 510 threaded connector. The tank is filled with flavoured e liquid. Located inside the tanks is a coil. The coil is submerged in the e liquid when the tank is full.

The coil consists of an outer casing with several wicking holes at the bottom. Inside the casing is a small heating element or coil which is wrapped around the wick, typically made of cotton. 

A coil is made of thin round wire and is shaped similar to a spring. They have an electrical resistance and are measured in ohms. Coils can range from 0.1 ohms to 2.8 ohms. As a guide, a lower ohm coil requires more power (watts) than a higher ohm coil. A lower ohm coil will produce more vapour and use more e liquid.   

When the coil is submerged in e liquid the cotton wick draws the liquid through the wicking holes by capillary action saturating the wick with e liquid.

When you activate the battery, most batteries are manually activated by a push-button. The battery provides power to the coil which heats the e liquid contained within the wick turning the liquid into vapour which you inhale.

The coil is a consumable component that should be replaced around every 2-4 weeks depending on the e liquid you are using and how often you vape.

You should now have a general understanding of a vaping device and how it works.

We now need to determine which vaping method you prefer. This choice is very important as it will have a big impact on your vaping experience. 

There are two types of vaping methods or styles: Mouth to Lung (MTL) and Direct to Lung (DTL) which is also referred to as Sub-ohm vaping. Once you know which type of vaping method/style you prefer this will determine what vaping device you should choose. 

So let’s take a look at the two main different types of vapes and vaping styles.

 

Mouth to lung vaping style

When you smoke a cigarette the draw on the cigarette is tight, as a result of this the smoke is naturally held in your mouth, you then inhale the smoke into your lungs.

A mouth to Lung (MTL) vaping device or to be more specific an MTL tank is specifically designed to mimic the same physical experience as smoking a cigarette.   

To understand how this works you first need to understand the basic function of a tank.

At the top of the tank is a mouthpiece and at the bottom of the tank is an air intake hole.

When you suck on the mouthpiece to take a draw the air is pulled through the tank via the air intake holes and is mixed with the vapour when the battery is activated.

For an MTL tank, the internal diameter of the mouthpiece and the air intake hole is small to create a resistance or a tight draw similar to a cigarette.

Some MTL tanks have a variable air intake, this allows you to adjust the size of the air intake hole to increase or decrease the level of draw resistance to meet your vaping preference. 

This works on the same principle as sucking on a straw, the smaller the internal diameter of the straw the greater the resistance the larger the internal diameter the less resistance.

Some MTL devices have a fixed power (watts) setting which matches the specification of the tank and coil. Others have a variable power (watts) setting which allows you to adjust the wattage to your vaping preference.   

As a good rule of thumb nearly all MTL tanks use a coil which has a resistance greater than 1 ohm. Coils range from 1 ohm to around 2.8 ohms. With the most common being 1.5 to 1.8 ohms.

Of the two vaping styles MTL devices are designed to be vaped on the lower end of the power scale. With a power (watts) range of typically around 10 and 15 watts being used.

As a result of this, your MTL device consumes e liquid economically, a typical weekly usage being around 2 to 3 10ml bottles per week. The higher the wattage used the more e liquid will be consumed.

Of the two different types of vapes and vaping styles MTL vaping is the most popular style of vaping in the UK.

A review of the best mouth to lung (MTL) vape tanks of 2020.

 

What vg/pg ratio e liquid do I choose for mouth to lung vaping?

Choosing the correct vg/pg ratio e liquid for your MTL device is very important as it will have a big impact on the quality of your vaping experience.

The ratio of an e liquid is the ratio of the two main ingredients (by weight) those being vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol and are expressed as vg/pg. For example if an e liquid has equal parts of vg and pg then the ratio would be expressed as 50vg/50pg. The ingredients in e liquid are usually measured by weight, however, sometimes they are measured by volume.

E liquids are typically available in the following vg/pg ratios for MTL tanks: 70/30, 60/40 and 50/50.

The 50vg/50pg ratio e liquid is the most popular ratio for an MTL device as it delivers the perfect balance of flavour, throat hit and vapour production and provides the best overall MTL vaping experience.

Also, this ratio is suitable for the vast majority of MTL devices. However, this ratio is not suitable for the original pen-type MTL devices or the CE4 or CE5 type of tank which require a higher pg of around 60% to wick efficiently. 

Before you purchase your MTL device, confirm with your retailer what vg/pg ratio e liquid your MTL device/tank is compatible with.

 

What nicotine strength e liquid do I choose for mouth to lung vaping?

Choosing the correct nicotine strength e liquid for your MTL device is very important as it will have a big impact on the quality of your vaping experience. 

Nicotine is measured in milligrams (mg) per millilitres (ml) and is usually expressed as mg/ml. However, you may also see this expressed as a percentage (%) e.g. 1.8% rather than the usual 18 mg/ml.

E liquids are typically available in the following nicotine strengths: 0, 3, 6, 12 and 18mg/ml. With the most popular nicotine strength being 18mg/ml followed by 12mg/ml.

All of the above nicotine strength e liquids are suitable to vape on an MTL device.

In broad terms, the strength of nicotine you choose will be dictated by two factors, the amount of nicotine your body craves and the throat hit you prefer. 

A higher strength nicotine e liquid will deliver more nicotine and a more pronounced throat hit. 

If you choose a nicotine level that is too low, you may end up vaping more to overcompensate to replace the nicotine that your body is craving. Too high of a nicotine level may provide more nicotine than you require.

As a general guide, if you smoked between 10 to 20+ cigarettes per day an e liquid with a nicotine strength of 12 or 18 mg/ml should be appropriate. If you smoked between 1 and 10 per day an e liquid with a nicotine strength of 3 or 6 mg/ml should be appropriate.

For an MTL device that has a variable power setting, you can increase or decrease the power allowing you to control the vapour production and throat hit for your vaping preference. When you increase the power (watts) you will produce more vapour and a stronger throat hit.   

As this choice is dependent on personal preferences, it will likely require some trial and error until you find what suits you best.

 

Direct to lung vaping style

A direct to lung (DTL) vaping device or to be more specific a DTL tank does not mimic the same experience as smoking a cigarette, it is a completely different vaping experience.

Direct to lung vaping is also referred to as Sub-ohm vaping.

For a DTL tank, the internal diameter of the mouthpiece and the air intake holes are much larger than an MTL tank. 

As a result of this when you suck on the mouthpiece to take a draw there is no resistance, and the vapour is naturally drawn directly into your lungs. It is very similar to opening your mouth to take a breath, the air is drawn directly into your lungs.

All DTL tanks have a variable air intake hole which allows you to adjust the volume of the air intake. And have a variable power (watts) setting which allows you to adjust the wattage, along with other technical features that you can adjust to meet your vaping preferences.

All DTL tanks or Sub-ohm tanks use a coil which has a resistance of less than 1 ohm, hence the name Sub-ohm or below 1 ohm. Coils range from as low as 0.1 ohm to around 0.8 ohms. With the most common being 0.5 ohms.

Coils have to be replaced more often as they burn out faster.

MTL or Sub-ohm devices are designed to be vaped on the high end of the power scale. And typically requires a power output of minimum 40 watts but can exceed 200 watts.

At these high power output levels, the coil is heated to high temperatures and produces large clouds of vapour. And also, increases the intensity of the flavour and provides a warmer or hotter vape. 

As a result of this, your DTL device consumes a considerable amount of e liquid with a typical daily usage being around 15ml. Giving a weekly consumption of e liquid around 100ml per week.

DTL devices are considerably more expensive than MTL devices.

Of the two different types of vapes and vaping styles DTL vaping is a popular style of vaping in the UK.

A review of the best direct to lung vaping tanks 2020.

 

What vg/pg ratio e liquid do I choose for direct to lung vaping?

Choosing the correct vg/pg ratio e liquid for your DTL device is very important as it will have a big impact on the quality of your vaping experience.

All DTL or Sub-ohm devices use high vg e liquids. 

E liquids are typically available in the following vg/pg ratios: 60/40, 70/30, 80/20 mg/ml with some being as high as 100% vg. 

The 70vg/30pg is the most popular ratio e liquid for a DTL device as it produces the perfect balance of flavour, smooth throat hit and large dense clouds of vapour and provides the best overall DTL vaping experience.

Whilst 50vg/50pg ratio e liquid is also very popular with Sub-ohm vapers who do not want to produce large clouds.

 

What nicotine strength e liquid do I choose for direct to lung vaping?

Choosing the correct nicotine strength e liquid for your DTL device is very important as it will have a big impact on the quality of your vaping experience. 

DTL or Sub-ohm vaping devices are designed to be vaped at the higher end of the power scale and consume considerably more e liquid over a typical day as compared to an MTL device.

As a result of this, you will only be able to use e liquids with a nicotine strength of 3 or 6mg/ml. For the following two reasons: firstly to ensure you do not consume too much nicotine and secondly, 12 and 18mg/ml nicotine would produce a very harsh uncomfortable throat hit.

 

Conclusion

I hope you have found the above guide helpful and that you are now in a better position to make a more informed decision in choosing which vaping style and e liquid is best for you from the different types of vapes available.