So you’re looking forward to reaching home and getting your vape on. As you drive home, you’re craving that blueberry-mint, high VG combination that you enjoy so much. Instantly, you’re in a really good mood and looking forward to a relaxed evening. You make it home. Throw your bag on the couch. Power up your mod, take a good, long hit and let that thick cloud engulf you—but wait, where’s that mint hit you were craving? The hit barely had any taste. It was like vaping on water!
Did your mod just fail? Is it the e-juice? Is it just a bad day? Are you losing your sense of taste?
And then it hits you. You have lost your sense of taste. This phenomenon is actually quite common among vapers and it’s nothing to worry about. But what exactly is happening here?
This condition is commonly known as vaper’s tongue or vaper’s fatigue and is characterized by a significant loss or diminished ability to taste flavors in e-juices. Some also complain of a sore or heavy tongue. Every regular vaper experiences this condition at least once, but it can make comebacks at the most unexpected times.
It’s Not Your Tongue that’s The Problem!
Don’t be misled by the name; the problem most certainly does not lie in your taste buds! Funnily, vaper’s tongue has nothing to do with your tongue and everything to do with your nose. It’s something called Olfactory exhaustion.
Notice how you can literally smell the dogs as you walk in to your friend’s house? When you tell your friend about the smell, they’re mostly clueless about it. The same thing happens to vapers who have been vaping for some time. Your nose becomes desensitized to the smell, making you unable to taste what you’re vaping.
Ever tried eating with a stuffy nose and an itchy throat? What’s the worst part about it? That’s right, everything tastes like cardboard. This is because your olfactory system works along with your taste buds and nerves to send signals to your brain help you identify what you’re eating, drinking or vaping.
If you’ve been vaping the same e-juice for some time, the intensity of the smell or taste will diminish. This is called sensory adaptation. Vaper’s tongue, in some cases, can also occur for a few other reasons, including but not limited to injuries, illnesses, and allergies or even due to old age!
Will I Ever Be Able To Taste Flavors Again?
While vaper’s tongue is quite common, it rarely lasts for more than three days at the most. It is also highly unlikely that it would resolve itself before the day is up. But there’s nothing to worry about. More often than not, vaper’s tongue resolves itself without the need for artificial intervention.
Does That Mean I Need To Let Go Off My Mod For THREE Days?
If the idea of not vaping for three days makes you shiver in repulsion, we’ve got some bad news for you. Taking a break from vaping for a day or two is the only surefire way to allow your taste buds to restart. You may try switching flavors, vaping unflavored e-juice or taking extra care of oral hygiene…but it’s likely none of these will make any difference.
And while you’re taking a break from vaping, stock up on some of our original blends of e-juices for when your taste buds come back to life. After all, life’s too short to go without trying all the new flavors we have to offer!
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