No Nicotine Vaping Ingredients

No-nicotine vapes commonly contain a base of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG), which are used to create vapor. They also often include various flavorings to mimic tastes like fruit, mint, or even traditional tobacco.

This article provides a detailed breakdown of what exactly goes into a no-nicotine vape. From the science behind the ingredients to expert opinions, you'll get a better understanding of whether these ingredients are a safer option or not.

Propylene Glycol (PG)

What is it?

Propylene Glycol, often referred to as PG, is a synthetic organic compound with the chemical formula C3H8O2. It is a viscous, colorless liquid that is nearly odorless and possesses a faintly sweet taste.

Why is it used?

PG is used in vapes because it is a humectant, which means it retains and preserves moisture. This makes the vapor produced feel smoother on the throat. Furthermore, PG is known to produce a better 'throat hit', which many vapers find satisfying, especially those who have transitioned from traditional cigarettes. PG also carries flavor more effectively than VG.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG)

What is it?

Vegetable Glycerin, commonly abbreviated as VG, is a simple polyol (sugar alcohol) compound. It's a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic.

Why is it used?

VG is used in vape juices because it produces more vapor than PG. It provides a less intense throat hit compared to PG, making it more suitable for sub-ohm vaping. VG is also a bit sweeter, which can enhance certain flavors. Due to its thick consistency, VG can result in a smoother vaping experience.


What is it?

Flavorings in vape juices are typically food-grade additives that mimic a wide variety of tastes, from fruits and desserts to beverages and traditional tobacco flavors.

Why is it used?

The primary purpose of flavorings in vape juice is to enhance the overall vaping experience by providing vapers with a diverse range of taste options. These flavorings make vaping more appealing, especially for those transitioning from cigarettes, as they can choose a flavor that mimics their preferred cigarette brand or explore a multitude of other options.


Why is it used?

Water can be added to vape juice to thin out the mixture, especially if it contains a high VG content. It can help in preventing clogging in smaller vape devices and ensures that the liquid can be easily vaporized.

The Science Behind the Ingredients How each ingredient interacts with the body:

  • PG: PG can be mildly irritating to some people, causing throat irritation or dryness. Inflammatory response risks aside, however, it's generally considered safe for topical application and ingestion.

  • VG: VG is often used in food and cosmetics. When inhaled, it can produce a thicker vapor, but there's limited data on the long-term effects of inhaling VG.

  • Flavorings: The effects can vary depending on the specific flavoring. While many are safe to eat, the effects of inhaling them are not entirely known. Some, like diacetyl, have been associated with health risks when inhaled.

Studies on the safety of these ingredients:

While PG and VG are generally considered safe for ingestion and have been used in foods and cosmetics for years, the long-term effects of inhaling them are still being studied. Some research indicates potential respiratory concerns, especially with certain flavorings. It's crucial for vapers to be aware of the ingredients in their vape juices and understand that while they may be safer than traditional cigarettes, they are not risk-free, and may only better than what electronic cigarettes contain from the perspective of being nicotine free vapes. 

What We Use at Vitamin Vape 

At VitaminVape, we prioritize the well-being and safety of our consumers. Our formula is meticulously crafted with only four fundamental ingredients that avoid addictive chemicals:

  1. Vitamin B12, which is provided at a concentration exceeding 50 times the recommended daily value per serving;
  2. USP-grade Vegetable Glycerin, ensuring purity and quality;
  3. Organic Fruit Flavors, offering a natural taste without any diacetyl or artificial additives;
  4. Deionized water, which undergoes a thorough purification process.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in our sourcing and manufacturing process. Each ingredient is procured from top-tier US suppliers. The blending process takes place domestically, within the United States. Subsequently, for filling and finalization, we have utilize facilities that proudly uphold ISO 7 certification standards, located in China.

Our choice of ingredients is driven by a dedication to natural simplicity and to avoid increasing toxic chemicals and chemical compounds.

Based on research and available data, we have consciously excluded potentially harmful compounds from our formula. Specifically, we have opted not to use Diacetyl, Vitamin E Acetate, Propylene Glycol, or Nicotine. This decision underscores our commitment to delivering a vape product that is as health-conscious as possible.

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None of our products are FDA approved as cessation devices, nor are they intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease(s).