Vegetable Glycerin

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What is Vegetable Glycerin?

Chemical Structure of VG

Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, orcoconut oil. Palm and coconut oils are natural triglyceride mixtures; each triglyceride is composed of three fatty acids esterified with glycerin. Vegetable glycerin has a number of valuable applications that include cosmetic products, foods, and as a replacement for alcohol in herbal and botanical tinctures.[1]

What common products contain Vegetable Glycerin?

  • E-liquid
  • Food
  • Medication / Drugs
  • Shampoo, Soaps, Cosmetics and Lotions
  • Alcohol

What are side effects of using Vegetable Glycerin?

The most common noted side effects are Dry Mouth, Thirst and Sore Throat. The body often gets used to this, and these effects usually stop after a few days or week has gone. These side effects can be reduced by drinking more. Some people suffer allergic reactions to Vegetable Glycerine. The number of people who have noted these reactions is very low and should only affect those who are diabetic. If you suffer from a reaction, it is advised you stop using this product immediately.

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