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Glycerin USP

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by morteritos, Jun 24, 2011.

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  1. morteritos

    morteritos Full Member

    May 13, 2011
    Hi, I live in Mexico City

    I bought some Glycerin USP, but I don't know if its vegetable or not.

    Can I use it to DIY?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    If it states USP then yes it is fine to vape. My Glycerin states "glycerin" only and it is fine because of its seal "USP"
  3. cskent

    cskent Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2010
    If it's thick it's VG, if it's thin it's PG. If it says USP it should be safe to use.
  4. Astatine

    Astatine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2011
    Glycerin can be produced from vegetal or animal origin.

    The #1 reason why people prefer to use vegetable glycerin (from vegetal origin) is to avoid BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) or TSE (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies). Both very nasty diseases (one of them best known as mad cow disease).

    USP grade chemicals are usually tested for nasty DNA bearing organisms. The problem with these two diseases, is that the culprit is not a bacteria or a virus (no DNA, just a protein).

    In a nutshell: VG is good 100% of the time. Animal glycerin: who knows? There is no good test.

    Try to stick with VG if you can.
  5. MaxUT

    MaxUT Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2009
    Ogden, UT, US
    And if it says 'Glycerin' as morteritos' bottle does, it's VG! :)
  6. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    technically if it just says glycerin it is probably vegetable glycerin, but it is not required to be. Could be animal fat sourced.

    I like NOW brand these days, because I think it tastes better than CVS brand G, its cheaper, and I like the non-harsh-chemicals method they use to make it from organic non-GMO palm oil.
  7. MaxUT

    MaxUT Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2009
    Ogden, UT, US
    And if it says 'Glycerin' as morteritos' bottle does, it's VG not PG!
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