Liquido Zero is available in three options: 50/50 PG/VG, PG biased, VG biased. The Flash Hit enhancer that is added is a fixed ratio of <59% Propylene Glycol EP, <40% (Veg) Glycerol EP, <2% Plant extract (EFSA approved food use). The All VG base option will smooth out the throat-hit but can mute the flavour a little, so we would add extra flavouring for you if that option is selected.
PLEASE NOTE: The Flash Hit enhancer is PG/VG based, so your Liquido Zero will always contain some PG and VG, the higher percentage throat-hit you choose, the more PG it will contain. AVG (Aqueous Vegetable Glycol - VG + 20% Distilled Water) will be used for most percentages of throat-hit in the VG biased liquids to ensure the liquid wicks freely and does not clog up.
Liquido Zero can be flavoured with any of the flavourings listed on our website, over 180 of them, so you can vape your favourite flavour free from Nicotine but with the satisfying throat-hit. Just use the boxes to select your strength and flavour choices and we do the rest for you; a liquid customised to your preferences. You can see a full list of our flavours, with descriptions, further down the page.
When vaping Liquido Zero for the first time, take gentle short drags to get the feel of it; sucking like an industrial vacuum cleaner can give you a bit of a surprise with the increased throat-hit.
For those who mix their own eliquids and flavours, our Flash Hit Enhancer is available in 10ml and 100ml bottles. We also have our BiteXtra Nicotine Liquid at various strengths up to 4.5% (45mg/ml), it's available as an unflavoured eliquid or flavoured using our Personal Service option.
Ever since the first Ecigs started to arrive from China there has been little questioning on the Nicotine strengths. At one time 24mg/ml (2.4%) was considered 'Extra High', then some used 30mg/ml then 36mg/ml, and were labelled by some as crazy; but no-one seems to ask who decided on those figures and why.
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos concluded that the level of Nicotine required for an Ecig to mimic an average cigarette in the delivery of Nicotine to the bloodstream is around 50mg/ml. Blood Plasma trials conducted by Intellicig, the company I worked for between October 2008 and March 2012, indicated a figure of 45mg/ml which was just below that of an average cigarette. It is the delivery that is more important than just the daily intake in providing the satisfaction similar to cigarettes. The Nicotine level reaches a peak in approximately 5 minutes and maintains quite a high level for around 40 minutes, after which it decreases quickly, thus triggering the craving for more. There is also a threshold level that needs to be met before the brain's receptors are triggered to release Dopamine; that threshold is usually reached in four to eight draws on a cigarette and by a similar amount on an Ecig using 45mg/ml. Cigarettes give a short, sharp burst of Nicotine compared to most eliquid, the average being 18mg/ml which does not reach the same peak. That could go some way to explaining the change in habits and the 'chainvaping' syndrome. More research is required to establish more exact levels at which the receptors are triggered, but it has become increasingly apparent that many people use Ecigs differently than cigarettes in that they take a lot more drags per day on their Ecigs than they would have done with cigarettes; there has to be reasons for that.
What is interesting is that many vapers who choose to use low strength Nicotine liquid might be closer to being Nicotine-free than they realise, as they are happy vaping at levels which are unlikely to trigger the receptors and so their Nicotine cravings might have diminished considerably. However, what tends to be missed by many of them is the throat-hit associated with smoking or vaping higher strength liquid and I believe the throat-hit plays an intrinsic role in the whole process. The moment you feel that hit at the back of the throat, the brain receives a message saying 'everything's okay, Nicotine is on its way', so it is satisfied and can wait for the Nicotine level to peak (usually around 5 minutes). You might have become accustomed to low Nicotine strengths but you still have to fool your brain with the throat-hit. An easy way to observe this phenomenon is to watch outside any airport, railway station, anywhere that smokers might have been deprived of their fix for a considerable time. We all know the feeling, getting through customs, finding our luggage, then legging it to the exit; the cig comes out, we take a big drag, and on the exhale we feel the wave of relief and the 'god I needed that' sensation! It's well worth observing this in action. At this point, a couple of seconds after inhaling, the Nicotine hasn't reached the brain and certainly not in the amount required to trigger the Dopamine release, but the brain has had the early warning signal, the throat-hit combined with the inhale/exhale, and is satisfied. That is what Liquido Zero does, it gives the throat-hit that the brain is expecting.
These are my observations over the past six years of working with eliquids and dealing with thousands of customers who all made the change to Ecigs. I do not make any medical claims and I would like to see my informal trials taken to the next level as part of a research project into the whole 'addiction' package as I feel there are a number of habits supporting the addiction to Nicotine; I also feel that we might be able to mimic those habits sufficiently well to enable us to vape Nicotine-free if we choose to and still enjoy it. I felt like a pioneer back in th'owden days with tiny cigalikes and 0.3ml refills, but they were enough to get me of the cigarettes that I had smoked for over forty years in just 12 days! I still have that same passion for harm reduction and am still a pioneer, it is the only way for me. There are lots of people who want to vape Nicotine-free and I will do everything I can to try and help them achieve it.
Detractors might question why anyone would want to vape non-Nicotine liquid as they often, and all too wrongly, believe that it is all about 'Nicotine addiction', but there is more to it than that. If it was simply about replacing the Nicotine, we would have seen millions of smokers giving up by using orthodox replacement therapies such as patches and gums, but their success rate in the long term is dismally low, one reason why Ecigs have seen such a phenomenal rise in popularity over the past seven years. What many simply don't understand is that smoking/vaping is a pleasure to so many, whether they see it as a habit or don't even think about it, they (we) enjoy it. The do-gooders and the anti-smokers might know what smoking is but so many of them don't know what it's like. We don't see them demanding a ban on low-alcohol drinks and yet they want to ban vaping, possibly the greatest health advancement we have seen for decades!
The good news is that when the EU Tobacco Products Directive is implemented in its proposed form in May 2016, it will not affect non-Nicotine products, so all of the happy vapers who choose to be 'Zero Heroes' will be able to stick two metaphorical fingers up at those who seek to deprive us of our right to indulge in our pleasure.
Liquido Zero Ingredients:- <59% Propylene Glycol EP <40% (Veg) Glycerol EP <>2% Plant extract (EFSA approved).