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A Beginner's Guide to Vape Juice

author-icon Suorin Team date-icon May 1, 2023

If you're new to vaping and have opted for a pod mod - the Suorin Vapes, you're probably wondering what kind of vape juice is best for you. Pod mods are a great way to get into vaping, as they are easy to use and require minimal maintenance. However, choosing the right vape juice can be overwhelming as there are so many choices. In this blog, we'll guide you through the different types of vape juice available and help you find the one to pair with your Suorin Vape. When you first begin exploring the world of vape juice, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices out there. Here's what you need to know about vape juice.

Content Guide:

What Is Vape Juice?

Vape juice, also known as e-liquid or e-juice, is the liquid used in electronic cigarettes and vape rigs that gets turned into vapor. It is made up of four main ingredients: nicotine, flavorings, and a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin base. Vape juice comes in a variety of flavors, including candy, fruit, and tobacco. If you’re using a refillable vape device, you must buy vape juice separately to fill your device and enjoy a flavored vape. It can use to vape from a pod mod, vape pen, or vape device. When heated in an e-cigarette or vape rig, the vape juice creates an aerosol that users inhale. The amount of nicotine in the vape juice can vary depending on the user's preference. Some vape juices contain no nicotine at all.

Different Types of Vape Juice

There are hundreds of vape juice brands, but they all fit into these two specific types.

Freebase vape juice.

This is the standard vape juice that you can use with any device. If you're using a box mod or sub-ohm mod, it's the only type you should use. Freebase liquids come in a vast variety of brands and flavors. They're also the type you're more likely to find in local vape shops.

Freebase juice also comes in a wide variety of nicotine levels. It's the only juice that comes in 0mg of nicotine, and you can also find it in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and up to 18mg. If you're using a freebase juice in a pod mod, look for juices that have a 50-50 ratio of PG and VG. Most pod devices work best with a 50-50 or 30-70 PG and VG ratio.

Nicotine salts

Nicotine salts, sometimes called Nic salts, were developed specifically to work in closed and open pod vape systems. They should never be used in a box mode or sub-ohm vaping setup.

What is salt nicotine? It is a natural form of nicotine derived from tobacco leaves. When making nicotine salt juice, juice makers add benzoic acid to lower the alkalinity of the nicotine. This results in a smooth, satisfying vape that still has high nicotine levels.

There are several benefits to using salt nicotine. One is that it allows the vape juice manufacturer to use higher nicotine levels without harshness. In regular freebase liquid, high nicotine levels can turn harsh and create a harsh, unpleasant throat hit. Nicotine salts are excellent for former smokers who are used to high nicotine levels.

Nicotine salt juices are also lower in VG content. Juices that are high in VG tend to produce less flavor and more clouds. Juices with more PG and lower VG are thinner, and they work better in small devices.

On the downside, they are more expensive than freebase juices, and they only come in high concentrations of nicotine.

However, you don't have to use nicotine salts in your pod mod. You can stick to using freebase liquid, which is more affordable and comes in a wider selection of flavors and nicotine levels.

What Are the Primary Ingredients in Vape Juice?

Most vape juice is made from the same basic recipe:

  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable glycerin (VG)
  • Flavoring
  • Nicotine

Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are clear carrier liquids that allow the juice to be heated in a small cartridge, atomizer, or pod. They are excellent at holding flavor without adding unwanted textures, flavors, or other additives.

How Do They Add Flavor to Vape Juice?

Juice makers primarily use food flavorings to create vape juice flavors. These are culinary-grade flavors used to create artificial food flavors. A few specialty manufacturers use natural flavors, and some use pure tobacco plants to create tobacco flavors. They mix the flavor blend with the carriers and nicotine to make the juice you buy in a bottle.

How Much Nicotine Is in Vape Juice?

Most vape juices come in a full range of strengths from 0mg/ml to 20mg. Nicotine salts come in higher concentrations of 20mg, 30mg, and even 50mg. When you shop for vape juice online, you can specify your nicotine levels, flavor choices, and type of juice. It’s easy to get the exact combination of flavor and nicotine level you want.

How Much Nicotine Is in Vape Juice Compared to Cigarettes?

After choosing a flavor, choosing a nicotine level is the most important choice you'll make when you buy vape juice. 12 mg/mL is the most common concentration for those looking to replace a one-pack-per-day cigarette habit. This can be a standard for you to select your nicotine strength. When you are a strong smoker, you can select a higher level. If you're a smoker who's trying to quit or a former smoker who wants to taper off high nicotine levels, it's good to know how your juice levels compare to smoking cigarettes.

What is your vaping style?

If you only vape during specific times of the day, you may want a higher nicotine level to keep your nicotine levels steady. If you vape often, you'll enjoy it more if you use a lower nicotine level. Frequent vaping will keep your nicotine levels high even if you're using 6mg or 8mg of nicotine.

Are you trying to lower your nicotine levels?

If you want to reduce your nicotine intake, start by lowering the nicotine in your juice. Many former smokers are happy using 3mg of nicotine all day. Some have even dropped to 0mg.

Does All Vape Juice Contain Nicotine?

No. You can buy Omg juice. If you want to enjoy flavors and clouds without nicotine, you can. If you have more questions about e-liquid, you can check our summary of common doubts in e-liquid.

What Kind of Vape Juice Is Suitable for Suorin Pod Mods?

Suorin pod mods are available and designed to work with freebase vape juice and nicotine salt e-liquids. Just you need to pay attention to the difference between these types and choose the right PG/VG ratio. The nicotine salt e-liquids are different from freebase vape juice in that they use nicotine in a different form that provides a smoother throat hit and faster absorption. The result is a more satisfying experience that is especially suited to small, low-wattage devices such as Suorin pod mods.

PG/VG Ratio

The PG/VG ratio of your e-liquid will strongly affect your vaping experience. PG is a thinner liquid that provides more of a throat hit while VG is thicker and produces more vapor. Suorin pod mods work with a balanced PG/VG ratio of 50/50, 40/60, and 30/70. Higher VG ratio for a smoother hit. It's important to experiment to find the ratio that works best for you but keep in mind that higher VG ratios can lead to coil clogging and decreased performance in pod mods. If you use higher VG e-liquid, don't forget to clean your pod more frequently.


One of the most enjoyable aspects of vaping is the vast array of flavors that are available. Suorin pod cartridges are designed to better provide the original e-liquid flavors. When choosing a vape juice for your Suorin pod mod, it's also important to choose your e-liquid flavors.  In my opinion, the higher flavor, the better. This is because the small, low-wattage pod mods don't produce as much vapor as larger devices and thus, a higher concentration of flavor ensures a satisfying experience. Of course, it is also up to your personal preference.


Finally, it's important to choose a high-quality vape juice for your Suorin pod mod. This means selecting a reputable brand that uses high-quality ingredients and has rigorous testing processes. Cheaper, lower-quality vape juices can lead to poor performance and even health risks, so it's worth investing in a higher-end product.


Choosing the right kind of vape juice for your Suorin pod mod is essential for a satisfying vaping experience. Nicotine salt e-liquids, a balanced PG/VG ratio, high flavor concentration, smaller bottle sizes, and high quality are all factors to consider when selecting a vape juice. By keeping these things in mind, you can ensure that your Suorin pod mod performs at its best and that you enjoy your vaping experience to the fullest.

Suorin is a leader in open pod system vape devices in the vaping market. It is often recommended as a tool for quitting smoking. Suorin devices often have a mouth-to-lung inhale, which simulates the sensation of smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, making the transition to vaping easier for some individuals. They are small and discreet, making them easy to use and carry around. They also come with replaceable pods that allow for easy and convenient e-liquid refills. You can change your e-liquid with different nicotine strengths easily. It is a great choice to help you quit smoking step by step.