What is vapers tongue and how can you prevent it?

vapers tongue

vapers tongue

Are you one of those vapers who craves a specific e-liquid flavor? Have you ever been vaping that decadent essence and then suddenly you don’t really like it anymore? Maybe the robust, bold flavor isn’t as sharp as it used to be, or you start to feel a subtle numbness on the tip of your tongue? Well, if you can relate to this in any way, you may possess a condition called vapers tongue. Firstly, it’s important to understand that vapers tongue is not serious or permanent… it’s just annoying. That is why we’re going to explain what it is, how it’s caused and how you can prevent it in the future.

What is vapers tongue?

Vapers tongue is a term that is used to describe a condition where a vaper loses his/her ability to taste certain e-juice flavors. It covers a wide range of subtle, taste-related issues that can range from a person’s inability to taste a single flavor to the loss of their taste for certain foods and drinks. Typically, the condition can last one to three days, but has been known to persist up to two weeks. While vapers tongue doesn’t affect the nicotine absorption or vapor production, it does greatly affect the flavor experience for the vaper.

Why do some vapers experience vapers tongue?

Our tongues possess anywhere from 2,000 to 8,000 taste buds which are constantly developing and regenerating and our sense of taste relies on saliva to continue the process. Sometimes hardcore vapers dry mouth out their mouths by simply vaping too much and not being aware of their salivation levels.  

Another factor that contributes to vapers tongue is flavor fatigue. Your sense of smell and taste work together to create your own personal flavor perception. Most people have the ability to taste things that are sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami (a category of taste that reflect broths and cooked meats). However, when you do not give your body a chance to experience an array of tastes with distinguishing characters, it can lose its ability to detect it.

Finally, smoking combustible cigarettes can also contribute to your onset of vapers tongue. If you’ve recently quit, your ability to taste and smell has been hindered and will require a bit of time to regenerate.

So, how do you prevent vapers tongue?

  • Drink more water: H2O with get your saliva pumping and keep your mouth from getting dry.
  • Cut back on your caffeine and alcohol consumption: These types of beverages tend to dehydrate your body.
  • Regularly clean your tongue: This may seem like a no brainer but brushing your tongue helps with your flavor palettes.
  • Quit smoking: It’s one of the best things you can do for your health.
  • Switch up your e-juices: Change up your flavors, mess around with your taste buds and enjoy all of aromas of vaping.
  • Take vaping breaks: Give your flavor and smell receptors a little break and take more time between your vaping sessions.

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