Flavored e-juice make your own

flavored e-juice

Making your own flavored e-juice is relatively simple. You just need to acquire the raw ingredients: Nicotine, Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycol (VG) and glycerol. Once you have these ingredients the juice is easy to mix. The real crafting comes in adding the flavor!

kritikalmass.net Make you own e-liquid

If you are making your own flavored e-juice and need expert help, there is no better place to go for information than kritikalmass.net. Here you will find a whole host of information that will help you create your own blend of vaping liquid. There are also amazing customization’s and mods for your vaporizing equipment. You will also find juice recipes, ingredients lists and other great info.

Kritikalmass also gives you access to battery calculators that help you work out the power output of your device. Which is useful when vaping other substances such as weed, hash and alcohol. There is lots of information about vaping in general at kritikalmass but mainly it is the best guide to make your own e-liquid flavors.

E-Juice flavors

flavored e-juice

(Great fruity flavored juice)

There are lists of flavors so long it’s almost impossible to list and best of all the site allows you to add your own flavors! If you have a particular flavor of juice you want to add, you can submit it and have it made for you! Which is awesome.

The only limitations on making flavored e-juice is your imagination. Flavors range from coffee to strawberry and custard and minty menthol to chocolate cream. There are tobacco blends to mimic all your favorite cigarette brands. These taste more or less the same as a real cigarette. If your quitting traditional smokes but like the tobacco taste, then you are sure to find a blend that suits you. This can really help in quitting the tobacco habit and gaining a healthier lifestyle.

Making flavored E-juice safely

To make exactly the right flavored e-juice is not easy. It requires mixing a specific concoction of safe additives to get that great tasting juice. It should only be made by experienced people in controlled conditions. Remember nicotine is highly toxic and can cause death or severe illnesses. The additives used to flavor the E-juice are classified safe for human consumption and have been tested. However you should all take care and if you are unsure if something is safe – research it! You will find all the information you need at you need kritikalmass.net, health tips safety warning and great recipes.

Remember nicotine is highly toxic! Any information in this post is acted upon with your own discretion. Vaporizing Times takes no responsibility for your actions take care be safe and vape on!

V-med stimulants F.I.F.A concerns

v-med stimulants used to cheat at sports

V-med stimulants are causing F.I.F.A and other sports governing bodies major concern. Some players are gambling their careers to use banned substances that enhance a player’s game. These stimulants include Nandrolone and  Danazol. Drugs are generally injected or ingested but more recently they are being administered through vaporizers. In the form of v-med stimulants.

This new administration technique is concerning drugs testing officials as vaporized meds or v-meds are new and largely uncharted way of cheating in sporting events. The new way of administering drugs in a vaporized form is quick and discreet. Athletes are now able to vape a small, targeted dose of stimulant that improves performance and is almost impossible to detect.

A quote from a football player that wished to remain anonymous,

I have seen players using vaporizers in changing rooms before the match and at half time. I thought they were using it to quit smoking tobacco though. It’s shocking to think that they might be taking drugs to enhance their performance.

With improved nano mist and vaporizing technology, performance enhancing drugs are used by athletes to cheat by giving them more stamina and a general physical edge over their opponents. Nano mist can be taken after initial urine samples have been given and administered in less than 5 seconds. The inhaled stimulant is then sweated out before the end of the game, allowing the user to bypass current testing measures. Hence this new form of doping is almost undetectable.

Cheating using performance enhancing drugs has plagued sports governing bodies for decades, Lance Armstrong in cycling and Asafa Powell in athletics are two who have risked their careers by taking banned stimulants to improve their performance. Both of these men were caught and stripped of their respective titles after failing drug tests. Technology is evolving though and scientists are developing new drugs and administration techniques with the aim of making it harder to trace and detect drugs cheats. This is why F.I.F.A and other sports governing bodies are so concerned with v-med stimulants.

So what measures are we going to see to ensure there is no foul play, regarding cheating with v-med stimulants? At present there are no measures in place to deal with v-med stimulants cheating specifically. The testing needed is not currently able to detect vaped substances. Previous drug testing procedures were previously deemed satisfactory for detecting known substances.

How will the drug testers detect and eradicate v-med stimulants?

Well, to detect v-meds will be very hard as the time the stimulant stays in the body is very brief; the correct dose can last in an athletes body for a desired period. For example, a football player could vape a dose of v-meds that stays in the body for just 90 minutes. After the match has finished the drug will have been excreted through sweat glands and thus be untraceable. Therefore the player has a physical advantage that is undetectable by current testing means.

What drugs can be vaped to improve performance among sporting superstars? There is a wide range of performance enhancing substances. These have been banned by sports governing bodies, for a full list check here.

V-Meds

V-meds is a newly coined phrase referring to vaporized medicine; a new development that moves beyond outdated medical solutions such as Vicks Vaporub, and progresses prescription medicine into the technologically advanced era we live in now. An electronically revolutionised era, where all manner of medicines can be vaporized and inhaled. An era where the hypodermic needle can retire, and painful jabs become a thing of the past.

In 2016 the regulators of the medical world will be taking control of and overseeing e-liquid, e-cigarettes and vaporizers, this making the path to market easier for devices with medical application.

V-meds could soon be sold over the counter in chemists and surgeries, with many brands offering a vaped alternative for treating ailments like influenza and cancer. Vaporizing technology is moving forward at a steady pace with developments in delivery systems making it possible to administer a controlled and measured dose of medicine with each vape.

V-meds: pain relief

Taking traditional tablets such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin for aches and pains can be a pain in itself; the pills are huge and hard to swallow, they taste fowl if they touch your tongue, and most annoyingly you have to wait up to half an hour to see any effect. The new method of vaporizing medicines, even commonplace painkillers, can eliminate all three of the hassles mentioned above.

A convenient use for the advancement of vaping medicine is the regular use of painkillers, that could now become instantly effective and simple to deliver a specific controlled dose.

V-meds: cannabis

With the emergence of vaporizing technology as an aid to quit smoking tobacco, there was a realization that other substances can be vaped as a healthier, less intrusive way of medicine administration. Take cannabis for example, in its many forms marijuana has been hailed as a natural cure for some diseases and as a natural form of pain relief. Before vaporizing, cannabis would have been taken orally or smoked; you can also eat cannabis, which is not known to harm the body but takes longer to take effect, as it has to be digested.

Most people know that smoking cannabis is harmful, particularly when rolled with tobacco, and that many gases contained in the smoke are harmful and over time can cause other illnesses. Vaping in the form of v-meds offers a healthier alternative to smoking; none of the harmful gases are released when cannabis is vaporized. When cannabis is vaporized it gets into the bloodstream much quicker compared to ingestion, offering a quicker and more targeted form of pain relief.

V-meds: cancer treatment

In the future, v-med applications could include headache and migraine relief, replacing traditional pills and powders. Heating the medicine before administration also creates a whole new avenue of research into flu and cold treatment, could it be that with v-medicine technology we finally find a cure for the common cold?

Cancer treatment is also another particularly important potential application for v-meds, and some of the many drugs taken to combat cancer could be vaped instead of ingested or injected. Anyone who has had cancer treatment or knows someone that has been through the ordeal, knows that swallowing 20+ pills per day can be tough in itself. Vaping some, if not all, of the medicine is a possibility that’s far less taxing for an extremely ill person.

Taking cannabis oils as a treatment for cancer is a method that some people swear by, vaping the cannabis oil makes this method much less harmful compared to burning and smoking the oils. More and more people are trying alternative treatments, and providing sufferers with a safer means of administering treatments is something pharmaceutical manufacturers should be making a priority.

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes: a revolutionary evolution in nicotine delivery. E-cigs are used to vaporize e-nicotine which has far lower associated health risks than that of tobacco. The self-contained e-cig comprises of two parts: the battery and the atomizer. The atomizer contains the e-liquid which in turn contains the nicotine and is generally screwed onto the battery.

When the e-cigarette is puffed a censor activates the hot plate, heating a shot of liquid to vaporizing temperature. The exact temperature that e-liquid vaporizes at varies depending on the specific brand and recipe. Once the vaporized e-liquid is inhaled, the nicotine mostly enters the bloodstream via the cheeks and mouth and less through the lungs like the nicotine in tobacco smoke.

E-cigarettes are becoming more widely used and commonplace in society, particularly amongst younger generations. As the industry develops, so does the language coined to describe it. Cig-a-like or cigalike, e-cig, and e-cigarette are all terms used to describe an electronic cigarette.

Rechargeable E-cigarette

Most e-cigs are rechargeable, they have a limited battery life. The length of time that a battery will last depends on how much it is used as well as the make of e-cigarette components. Some e-cig batteries do not work well in cold temperatures, with a fully charged lithium battery only lasting a few minutes in freezing conditions. Rechargeable e-cigarettes have their advantages and disadvantages both of which need to be thought through.

Portable e-cigarette charger

Charge your e-cig on the go with portable cigarette charger and e-cig docking stations. These devices enable multiple battery charges away from mains electricity supply. Some portable chargers also double as a cigarette packet, giving it that authentic look and making it easy to switch away from tobacco.

Solar E-cigarette charger

Even if you are miles from any source of main grid electricity, solar e-cigarette chargers allow you to carry on vaping. With a small amount of solar energy you can charge e-cigs anywhere. All you need is a relatively sunny day to make the most of a solar charger, and depending on the brand of charger you have, you will be able to charge enough batteries to last you through the night.

Disposing of E-cigarette batteries

Used e-cigarette batteries are a danger and should be disposed of correctly. So when disposing of e-cigarette batteries always be careful not to put them where they can be crushed, if they are crushed they can leak and cause a fire.

Pay attention to the damage that batteries can have on our environment both to humans and wildlife, batteries are very toxic to our environment and lithium ion batteries are no exception. If too many of these chemicals get into the ground and water systems it will have a major effect on both our health and the environment.

Dispose of batteries properly by using battery recycling points or sending the used batteries back to the supplier for them to dispose of on your behalf.

E-cigarettes and Water

E-cigarettes and water do not go! They do not like each other and are best kept apart. If your e-cig becomes wet do not continue to use it. Disconnect the atomiser from the battery and dry them both out. If you continue to use the battery when wet then it is likely to short which would damage your e-cig and likely break the battery. Worst case scenario is that it could explode, potentially resulting in injury..

E-cigarettes and Heat

Like most things, lithium ion batteries have optimum working parameters; if the conditions are too extreme one way or the other then the battery could break, seize, explode or drastically decrease in performance.

When e-cigarette batteries get too cold the length of battery life decreases, the battery becomes less active and releases far less energy. On the other hand, if the battery gets too warm it becomes more volatile and likely to explode. Manufacture warning labels instruct to keep out of direct sunlight and to store below 40c.There have been cases of batteries exploding, causing fire and injuries where they have malfunctioned through overheating.

E-cigarettes world order

E-cigarettes are not freely available for everyone, some countries have completely banned e-cig sales and advertising. To give you an idea of the current e-cigarette world order, you would firstly have to understand who, and what is behind the tobacco industry and then look at their links with the regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies.

Undoubtedly the corporation that will emerge on top will be the one with the best connections and have the strongest ties within the industry. Combine this with the most valuable assets in all three fields: tobacco industry, pharmaceutical industry and the regulation industry, then that corporation will hold a vast amount of power and control.

Vaporizing E-meds

Addiction and substances

With the 2016 regulations moving ever closer for the e-cig market and early announcements that e-liquid and vaping products will be regulated as medicines by MHRA and FDA, it is fair to say that both tobacco and e-cig manufacturers are extremely concerned.

The new regulations could see all rights for current e-liquid producers removed and only companies that hold a medical licence able to produce and distribute e-liquid. The result of this could cause leading e-cig brands like V2, VIP, Socialites and Blu to simply disappear, leaving the door open to the existing pharmaceutical corporations to take control of vaporizing E-meds or V-meds (vaporizing medicines)

Regulated medical E-liquid

A medical licence is not an easy thing to obtain and the pharmaceutical industry has one of the toughest regulatory bodies to enforce this. There are already well-established companies that are in favour with current governments and they are among the biggest corporations on the planet, GlaxoSmithKlien and Pfizer to name a couple and would be likely candidates to produce regulated medical E-liquid.

It is very likely that these long-standing well-established companies will take over the production and distribution of e-liquid, and sales by those outside the close-knit industry will be made illegal. Considering the pharmaceutical industries’ overall power it is very unlikely that all existing e-cig brands and tobacco companies will be granted a medial licence to produce e-liquid.

Who will control E-medicine?

The control and management of e-medicine will be a lengthy battle and is likely to be heavily debated and disputed in the courts. Appeal processes and law clarification will take a very long time; during this period e-cig brands will most likely continue business as usual. Inevitably though the pharmaceutical companies will come out on top in the battle of who will control E-medicine.

The plan is to bring out e-liquid with a medicinal applications such as vapable cold and flu syrup, painkillers and aspirin. With the development of these innovative e-meds and e-liquid, and the move towards stringent regulation under medicinal guidelines, it is plain to see where this fledgling industry is heading. Private companies like Alsa Refinish LLC are hoping to tap into the next highly lucrative market by patenting a specific e-smoking device for use as a medical administration device.

A little research shows that Alsa refinish LLC are a paint manufacturing company, evidently hoping to branch out and place their bets on the potential of a booming e-med/v-med industry. It is ridiculous to think that a company of this size, and with their expertise in stark contrast to the medical industry, could ever compete with the likes of the pharmaceutical giants, especially as they currently produce no regulated medicines.

Aiming to patent such a broad field, inclusive of so many possible variations of e-liquid ingredients, flavours, ergonomic design and application, it seems ludicrous to think that a paint manufacturing business believes they could control the manufacturing and distribution of the abundance of products that will be brought to market. I highly doubt they will successfully obtain rights to all manner of e-liquid formulas and device designs, but I guess it’s an ambitious goal and I don’t blame them for trying!

 

Medicinal E-liquid

Medicinal e-liquid, nicotine-free e-liquid, administered via an electronic vaping device, is next on the agenda for the think-tanks of the e-smoking industry. Vapeable medicines to treat all manner of ailments are set to revolutionise not only the e-smoking industry, but pharmacology as well.

What we are witnessing currently is a titanic battle between two real super powers: pharmacological corporations, that effect the decisions of governments and push laws through to suit their fields of involvement, and the titans of the tobacco trade whose power and influence far outreaches the mere cigarette between your fingers. The tobacco giants are involved in a complexly intertwined world of regulatory back-scratching with high-level government and adjusted tax levels supposedly in the public’s best interest. So will medicinal e-liquid be any different?

No medicine licence for tobacco firms

It’s not news that tobacco smoking has been targeted with tougher regulations, which have been pushed through by many governments globally in recent years. The banning of smoking in public places has had a social impact and in many cases created a shift in attitude towards tobacco puffers.The trend of harsher regulations suggests that tobacco companies will not be granted a medicinal licence to allow them to trade in e-smoking products.

The e-smoking industry at first was a major threat to tobacco companies, who had been operating successfully and untouched for years. The tobacco firms combated that initial threat by themselves investing heavily in the new electronic smoking industry. However, the move to medical-grade equipment, regulated under the strict and watchful eye of the government and medical officials, will be a change that tobacco companies will struggle to adapt to.

Pharmaceutical E-liquid

Although no information has been released about who will be able to produce pharmaceutical e-liquid post-2016 regulation, it has been announced that any company that wishes to produce and distribute e-liquid must operate under a medicinal licence. Companies that already hold a medicine licence need not worry. This could lead to tobacco companies trying to purchase smaller pharmaceutical companies in a bid to secure themselves a position in this newly heavily-regulated industry.

Actions like this have been seen in the past and are not uncommon nor illegal, it is highly likely that tobacco firms will take this measure to try and steal their share of the market. Whether the MHRA and other regulators allow this to happen, the issuing of medicine licences to tobacco firms will be one that’s contentious and no-doubt contested by the medical world and healthcare professionals. Only the future will tell and time will display the results.

5 reasons why vaping alcohol is dumb

5. Alcoholism

Vaping alcohol can be done quickly and discretely, people that have an alcohol addiction could use this to aid their habit. Plus the fact that it is quite easy to give yourself alcohol poisoning as vaping alcohol bypasses the bodies natural filtration system i.e. the stomach and liver which can result in poisoning, if too much alcohol is vaped. If too much is vaped the bodies natural defence to alcohol poisoning “puking up” does not occur as the alcohol is not enter the stomach.

4. Not the same sensation

When alcohol is vaped you get very little of the depth of flavour and nowhere near the same sensations on the lips or mouth; I would much prefer to sip a nice malt whiskey.

3. Driving

People could use the alcohol vaporizer whilst driving a vehicle and any onlookers would assume they were smoking an e-shisha or e-cigarette vaporizer.

2. No nostalgia

The nostalgia attached to drinking alcohol is deep-rooted in many cultures, from the solitary drowning of one’s sorrows to the collective wetting of a baby’s head. Can you imagine a toast with vaped champagne?

1. Weakened effect

In many vaporizing forums people who have tried vaporized alcohol (myself included), have noticed that it did not have the same effect as drinking alcohol. You got a little drunk but not the same as a shot of vodka, with none of the glass chinking and spilled liquid associated with a good drinking session.

If vaping alcohol still seems like a good idea and you want to give it a try check out these easy to follow home made alcohol vaporizers, D.I.Y. alcohol vaporizer or the easiest method the beer can vaporizer. These are two quick and easy methods that allow you to vape alcohol using common household equipment. Pay attention to the warnings given in this post as vaping alcohol can be quite dangerous if to much is consumed as well as the risk of fire and or burns.

5 reasons vaping cannabis rocks!

vaping cannabis

5. No rolling papers needed when vaping cannabis.

No need to carry rolling papers are needed when vaping cannabis. This means no drama when you’re outside and it’s raining with a packet of papers in your jeans pocket. Or trying to roll whilst your riding a bike just pull a vaporizer out of your pocket and vape!

4. No lighter when vaping cannabis.

No flame or matches are required when vaping cannabis, so you don’t have to worry about wind blowing out the flame or burning your fingers on matches. Nor do you have to try and make fire by rubbing sticks together or banging stones… Just push the vape button and boom! rip that bad boy!

3. No tar on your lips when vaping cannabis.

You know when you are sat in a circle passing a joint and blob of tar pops out of the filter into your mouth and onto your lips? Not when vaping! Or when the tobacco sucks through the filter and shoots down your throat? Not when vaping cannabis! An over all more pleasant way of smoking cannabis and one that maybe more socially accepted?

2. No soggy butts! when vaping cannabis

Smoking marijuana is a social habit, however when smoking a joint with an inexperienced smoker, sometimes they suck or even seem to French kiss the joint butt. So when it’s your turn to puff you get some soggy, cold joint butt to toke on. Not with vaping! If soggy suction occurs vaporizer tips are easy to wipe clean, this avoids eating other peoples spit.

1. No nasty combustion gases when vaping cannabis.

When you vaporize marijuana about 95% of the vapour produced is psychoactive cannabinoids, the stuff that gets you high. Compare this to a joint where around 20% of the smoke contains cannabinoids, leaving 80% of the smoke that you inhale from a joint, stuff you don’t need and is known to cause lung disease. Vaping erb offers a cleaner, crispier THC experience with next to none of the harmful gasses produced by combustion.

5 Advantages e-liquid

advantages e-liquid

Here are 5 advantages e-liquid has over tobacco. I will outline the advantages e-liquid has compared to the dirty weed. Tobacco has been around for hundreds of years and has been linked to deaths of millions of people. So it about time a new healthier alternative other than quitting came along to improve the health of the people. Nicotine is the addictive chemical in tobacco that people crave. It stimulates the brain receptors and releases endorphin’s, the brain gets used to the buzz and when you stop your brain goes crazy.

E-liquid gives your brain nicotine and it’ also a similar action to smoking. This makes it easier to quit smoking and nicotine free of e-liquid helps quit the nicotine addiction. Quit once and for all!

5. E-liquid flavors

E-liquid comes in a number of flavors, these flavors enhance the vaping experience and leave a pleasant taste in the mouth. There are so many flavors of e-liquid to choose from. Whether you like the taste of tobacco or want to mix things up with a fruity flavor. The choice is yours and there is plenty to choose from.

4. No yellow fingers with E-liquid

When e-juice is vaped fingers are left clean from yellowy brown nicotine stains associated with tobacco smoking advantages e-liquid. It was a disgusting by product of smoking tobacco, dirty yellow stained fingers. Especially if you were a heavy tobacco smoker. Tobacco would not just stain your fingers it would stain your teeth, mouth and nose. Disgusting!

3. The odor E-liquid

E-liquid produces little or no odor during vaporization, the only odor produced is generally pleasant and comes from the flavorings. It does not have the fowl stench of cigarette smoke, advantages e-liquid! You can get away vaping almost anywhere if you are discreet. If smoking tobacco you can smell it from 50 meters away. Smoking tobacco is smelly and hard to do discreetly.

2. Price advantages E-liquid

E-liquid is cheaper than tobacco: 20 Benson and Hedges are more than £9 a pack, around 45 p per cigarette. 30 ml of e-liquid is about the same price but can last 2-3 weeks advantage e-liquid. You can make your own e-liquid at a fraction of the price it is sold for in the shops as well. If you buy the raw ingredients you can make a 10 ml bottle of e-liquid very cheap. There are only 3 ingredients in E-liquid, minus the flavorings. The ingredients are propylene glycol, glycerin and nicotine.

1. No Nasty Toxins in E-liquid!

When e-liquid is vaped you don’t get any of the toxins associated with smoking cigarettes, that means no tar! No carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide! No lead and no arsenic! The latest expert advice on vaporizing is that they up to 95% safer than smoking tobacco. If you are a smoker you would be stupid not to switch to vaporizing. There are plenty of advantages e-liquid has compared to tobacco and probably more than I have outlined.

 

 

What is E-liquid?

E-liquid, e-juice or liquid nicotine refers to a substance that can be heated and vaporized ready for inhalation. The e-juice ingredients generally consist of propylene glycol (Pg), polyethylene glycol 400 (P400), glycerine (G) and nicotine, varying amounts of alcohol can also added to the e-liquid solution. The alcohol is added as a thinning agent and helps with vaporization.

Flavouring liquid nicotine

As well as the basic ingredients above, a diverse range of flavourings can be used to enhance the taste of vaping. However, some of the chemicals used as flavouring additives have been linked to illness. The butterscotch VIP liquid had to be recalled and destroyed following findings that it was linked to lung disease. Some online retailers are boasting over 300 different e-juice flavours. Trials are under way to see what happens when these additives are heated and vaped.

E-liquid concentration

The amount of nicotine in e-juice is variable, ranging from no nicotine at all up to 36mg. Unregulated production of liquid nicotine is causing fluctuations in the nicotine content of e-liquid, this leaves consumers unaware of the exact quantity of nicotine in the products. Not all the vaporized nicotine is absorbed by the body.

Absorbing vaporized nicotine

When the e-liquid is heated to around 60c by the lithium-ion battery, the active ingredients (PG), (P400), (G) and Nicotine are vaporized and they produce a mist that looks like cigarette smoke but with none of the harmful compounds associated with tobacco. On inhalation, the nicotine is absorbed into to the body through the walls of the lungs.

Not all the nicotine is absorbed by the body; the amount of nicotine that gets into the bloodstream when vaping varies. Research found that between 5% to 40% of the nicotine content is absorbed through the cell walls, the remainder is exhaled. The amount of nicotine ingested differs from person to person, dependant on age, health of lungs and the circulatory system.

These findings indicate a higher absorption rate than that of smoking tobacco. It is estimated that between 1% and 15% of nicotine from a cigarette is taken in by the body when smoked.

The higher nicotine absorption rate linked to vaporizing is caused by the chemical make-up of the vapour and vaping process itself. E-liquid enters the throat at a cooler temperature than that of tobacco smoke, it leaves a fine vapour coating all the way through the lungs right down to the Alveoli. This allows more nicotine to enter the blood and stimulate the user.

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