Organic E-liquid – What Exactly Are the Benefits?
An overwhelming majority of current vapers are ex-smokers who obviously understand from personal experience that vaping feels healthier than smoking cigarettes. This sentiment is shared through countless testimonials on vape forums, social media, and other grassroots outlets. As interest in organic vape juice soars, now hovering at 120,000 online searches per year, it’s clear that vapers are increasingly interested in the benefits of organic e-juice. Since so many people are still wondering what the true benefits are, even if they may feel a difference since vaping organics, we review some of the top reasons to upgrade to organic e-liquid.
1. No chemical additives
Our industry has been rocked by major diacetyl scares, and to a lesser extent the substitute additive acetyl propionyl. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), diacetyl was a prominent chemical, used for butter flavoring, in the flavoring and microwave popcorn production plants where workers developed bronchiolitis obliterans, or “popcorn lung,” a severe lung disease. According to NIOSH, the application of heat in the production process exacerbated the effect of these chemicals on the workers. Toxicology studies referenced by NIOSH have shown that vapor from heated butter flavorings can cause damage to airways in animals.
While it is true that flawed studies have exaggerated the threat of chemical additives such as diacetyl and acetyl propionyl as specific to e-cigarettes, these chemicals are present in analog cigarettes in quantities estimated to be 750 and ten times greater, respectively. Nonetheless, these additives are completely unnecessary; anyone who quit smoking to live healthier lives should be aware that certified organic e-liquid is free of these—and other— synthetic chemical additives.
Propylene glycol (PG) is a synthetic liquid substance derived from petroleum, and is a main ingredient in most e-liquids, used as a base of the e-liquid, as well as a carrier for the flavorings and often for nicotine, too. More and more vapers have discovered sensitivities or outright allergic reactions to PG with prolonged use, while others experience a negative reaction the first time. The latter scenario is especially dangerous; established vapers who begin to develop symptoms are most likely aware to try a 100% VG e-liquid or lower their nicotine level… but someone who has just tried vaping for the first time and experiences a negative reaction to PG may be turned off from vaping all together and continue to smoke cigarettes.
Reported symptoms include: sinus irritation, sore throat, nausea, bronchoconstriction (constriction of the airways in the lungs, resulting in coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath), swollen lymph nodes, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, hives, and even sore muscles. While there are quite a few 100% VG e-liquids, this refers only to the base and PG can sneak in through the flavorings or nicotine (some liquid nicotine uses a different petroleum-derived solvent as the carrier, with potentially similar reactions). Look for PG-free e-liquids, or remove any mystery with USDA-certified organic e-liquid, which cannot contain this synthetic chemical.
3. Regulation & Accountability
Through third party oversight by an organic certifying agency, the integrity of the final USDA-organic product is guaranteed through full compliance with federal organic regulations, including but beyond ingredients, to the manufacturing facility, production process in accordance with established good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and level of accountability required.
Vape Organics’ manufacturing facility holds two organic certifications: NSF305 and USDA. These certifications require complete transparency and traceability in the manufacturing process, from beginning to end. For example, every Vape Organics bottle of e-liquid has a lot number, retains of every batch of product are kept for five years, and we strictly utilize high-quality, approved production materials like stainless steel and glass. In terms of process, there are manufacturing standards to ensure the final product is truly organic. For example, extraction methods must be in compliance with organic standards, which is why Vape Organics utilizes supercritical CO2 extraction for our proprietary nicotine—a notoriously clean method that ensures no chemical residues are left behind.
This highlights another benefit of USDA certified organic e-juice: while many vape companies may contain some organic ingredients, are their manufacturing processes guaranteed to be special-tailored and safe for the handling of those ingredients? Cleanrooms are extremely important in ensuring a manufacturing environment free of air-borne contaminants. This is incredibly important for all e-juice manufacturers, but especially for all-natural vape lines like Vape Organics. Our organic e-liquids are completely comprised of natural, organic ingredients, which are generally susceptible to bacterial contamination. The climate-controlled clean room is a preventive measure, ensuring that bacteria, mold and fungus are deprived of the conditions in which they thrive. Vape Organics is proud of our 3 ISO-certified class 8 cleanrooms.
4. Clean, all-natural e-juice
Our e-liquids contain no artificial flavorings or controversial artificial sweeteners, just real plant-based extracts—all certified organic, of course. Many side effects have been shown to be connected to artificial sweeteners, and they are also likely to be genetically modified.
Luckily, USDA organic e-juice is free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe and they are significantly restricted or banned all together in more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union. Why are they approved in the USA? Vapers, of all people, are familiar with the prevalent corruption that directly harms public health. Increasingly, Americans are fighting for GMO labeling as more and more people opt out of the GMO experiment.
Chemical pesticide residue? Tobacco is a chemical-intensive crop, commonly treated with a large number of pesticides, including insect-killers, weed-killers and plant growth regulators, which have harmful effects on human health and the environment. In fact, researchers have found traces of three pesticides in smoke from cigarettes, two of which are suspected carcinogens; these pesticides can also seep into the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Certified organic products are free of synthetic chemical pesticides.
The taste is also lighter and cleaner… and most of our flavors have caused a great deal of shock among the vape community… for keeping cotton so clean!
One customer, Ryan H., from Canada writes:
“WOW! We cracked a bottle of Melon + Tea tonight and frankly we are shocked. Great smooth, authentic flavour, not too sweet, and wow it vapes so clean (it also seems to need less heat, almost 10W less than other juices on the same build/atty). We have never seen coils and cotton stay so clean. It makes you wonder what the hell is in other juice.”
With less heat, there are less chemical byproducts.
We could go on and on…