I am hoping to get a hold of some soon and use it in a mix to sour or perhaps sweeten?.. I can only find maybe 2 or 3 sites that pertain to it in the use of e-liquids.
Does it add taste?
Is it sweet?
Is it safe to vape? (it is vitamin C, I believe)
I tried some citric acid and it did not add any sort of sour/ tart taste. It started to mute flavors at 1% using it in a 10% VG solution (Yes, I got a 1:10, citric acid powder to fully dissolve in VG) At 2% it was starting to get harsh (I Sub-ohm at level 6 nic, I know what bad harsh is)
Would ascorbic acid be what I am looking for?
While I have your attention, has anyone here had experience with monkfruit extract, xylitol, or erythritol, or tartaric acid?
My “additives” experience is going to be limited to…
Apple cider vinegar
I’ve never read or seen any experiments with ascorbic acid but I’m very interested in hearing your results. I’m also waiting for some feedback from the community on monk fruit sweetner, ever since nudenicotine.com started offering it.
I’ve not had anything like this as a specific flavoring or additive, but I’m willing to bet ascorbic acid is not removed entirely during the extraction process of fruit flavorings, particularly citrus. However, most vitamins are degraded pretty bad when subjected to heat, and friction generates heat quickly so any extraction that puts the fruit etc. under much pressure, grinding, pulverizing or whatnot is probably killing much of it in the process.
Flavors I would almost guarantee have it in there that I have in my stash are -
The list could go on and I’d bet the number of fruit flavors that have at least some amount of ascorbic acid in them would be long and surprising. But I wouldn’t imagine the quantity would be very high wherever it’s found.
Sorry can’t help you. I for one do not use additives. I blend juice for a shop, at least till August 8 I do. I will not add additives because no one knows their effects on the lungs and I will not take chances with my customer’s health. I have experimented with distilled water. At the right percentages it does thin the juice without using PG which some are allergic. I will not use EM because it mutes flavors. I will say that EM has it’s uses, sometimes flavors need muting, but I shy away from mixes that need to be toned down. Sucralose which is used by some of the flavor companies as their sweetener I will not use. Sucralose can not be processed by the human body. Stevia, don’t know it’s effects but still don’t use it. Saline, really thought about using a little saline in my juice but then read that when the saline is heated it releases chlorine. Not good. Truth be told, you can probably find something negative said about most additives when used in the manner we use them. I say, keep it simple, and keep it safe to the best of your ability…
Sorry can’t help with regards to Ascorbic Acid?
I have started my journey with Erythritol as a sweetener.
Been impressed so far with it.
It adds the sweetness to the flavour rather than on top and it also adds a very slight coolness to the liquid, but not in a minty,menthol or Koolada way if that makes any sense?
It doesn’t gunk the coils either which is a bonus!
I was sure that is who you were thinking of.If anyone would know anything he would be the one to ask. I think I need to hire him for some consulting but then I would have to hire someone else to dumb it down enough so that I could understand everything he was telling me!
I haven’t used it either. But as @Mofogger was sort of the guinea pig with Pyure around here, maybe you can try it and give use your thoughts? I will keep an eyeball on this thread. It’s very interesting when a new ingredient pops up.
Oh, by the way… Pyure needs to be refrigerated. My bottle turned black!