What is Bloog Viquid™?
Most eCig liquids are either made in China with substandard ingredients and little or no testing, or in cottage industries here in the US by people with minimal or no experience in pharmaceutical production. Bloog Viquid™produced by NicoPremia is the first liquid that is manufactured in a Pharmaceutical facility located in the United States. The facility is FDA-registered and DEA-certified. Bloog Viquid™ is made with only US-sourced ingredients that have achieved USP, (United States Pharmacopoeia), designation and manufactured using cGMP, (Current Good Manufacturing Process), processes.
What is USP?
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
USP standards are developed and revised by more than 900 volunteer experts, including international participants, who work with USP under strict conflict-of-interest rules.. Since its founding in 1820, USP has helped secure the quality of the American drug supply. Building on that legacy, USP today works with scientists, practitioners, and regulators of many nations to help protect public health worldwide.
Why did Bloog insist on USP ingredients?
The foundation of any good recipe is quality ingredients. When Bloog embarked on our journey to have the best USA-made e-liquid on the market in 2012, we insisted that our supplier must use USP ingredients. For example, the Nicotine in Bloog Viquid™ is USP grade and is isolated from tobacco leaves by a series of extraction and purification stages specifically developed to produce superior nicotine liquid. The proprietary process produces a nicotine noted for its superior flavor profile and stability. Our nicotine has an FDA Drug Master File (DMF).
Extra steps are also taken to ensure all of the ingredients retain their high quality. For example, when a new batch of ingredients arrive into the facility, it is kept in a separate area and quarantined. It is then tested to ensure it meets all standards and is of the highest quality. Once it passes all tests, it is then incorporated into the other ingredients.
Many e-liquid manufacturers state they use USP grade ingredients. However USP ingredients are only one part of the process. How these ingredients are measured, blended, validated, tested, packaged, and distributed all contribute to the end result: the highest quality USA-made e-liquid. Only when the highest standards are achieved, can it be designated a Viquid™. For an e-liquid to be designated as a Viquid™, all of the following criteria must be met. If just one of the eight following criteria is not met, it cannot be called a Viquid™.
Manufactured in a United States Pharmaceutical Facility that is USA FDA-Registered and DEA-Certified
Use only USA-sourced ingredients that have achieved US Pharmacopoeia (USP) designation
Manufactured in a Pharmaceutical facility that abides by Current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP)
Have official Certificates of Analysis (COA) from the Pharmaceutical Facility that is FDA-Registered and DEA-Certified
Liquids must pass all FDA Pharmaceutical stability tests
Liquids must have a minimum shelf life of 2 years
All labeling and packaging must abide by FDA Compliance standards
Packaging must be double-sealed and have child-resistant caps and tamper-evident packaging
Why is it important that the nicotine has a DMF (Drug Master File)?
In the United States, DMFs (Drug Master Files) are submitted to the FDA. The main objective of the DMF is to support regulatory requirements and to prove the quality, safety and efficacy of the medicinal product for obtaining an Investigational New Drug Application (IND), a New Drug Application (NDA), an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), another DMF, or an Export Application.
What does FDA-Registered and DEA-Certified mean?
Under the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, manufacturing facilities must register with the FDA. These plants are inspected by the FDA on a cyclical basis to determine compliance. This ensures that the manufacturing facilities are constantly maintained at the highest levels.
DEA Approved means that the facility is registered with the DEA and is approved to handle Schedule II - V controlled substances.
What is cGMP?
cGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). cGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Adherence to the cGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of drug products by requiring that manufacturers adequately control manufacturing operations. This includes establishing strong quality management systems, obtaining appropriate quality raw materials, establishing robust operating procedures, detecting and investigating product quality deviations, and maintaining reliable testing laboratories. This formal system of controls helps to prevent instances of contamination, mix-ups, deviations, failures, and errors.
Why are cGMP’s important?
It is very difficult for a consumer to detect, (through smell, touch, or sight), a quality product. Therefore, it is important that products are manufactured under conditions and practices required by the cGMP regulations to assure that quality is built into the design and manufacturing process at each and every every step. Facilities that are in excellent condition, equipment that is properly maintained and calibrated, employees who are highly qualified and fully trained, and processes that are reliable and reproducible, are examples of how cGMP requirements help to assure quality products.
What is a COA?
A Certificate of Analysis, or COA, is issued for each batch of liquids produced. Information on a typical COA includes, its grade, the batch number, the date of release, and the liquid’s expiration date. The Certificates will be dated and signed by authorized personnel and show the manufacturer information.
The key piece of information on the Certificate of Analysis is the list of ingredients. The e-cigarette industry has come under fire in recent months. The media has blasted the industry for not disclosing, (in many cases because of lack of knowledge), what is in e-liquids. Bloog is the first e-cigarette brand that has credible COA’s from the most reliable source. This means you will always know exactly what you are vaping when you vape Bloog Viquid™.
What is a Stability Test?
A documented, ongoing program that monitors the stability characteristics of the e-liquid. The results confirm the appropriate storage conditions and expiration dates for the e-liquid. The samples are stored and tested in the same containers that are sold to the consumers. At least one batch per year should be added annually to the stability monitoring program and tested to confirm the stability. By undergoing the stability tests, you are assured that Bloog Viquid™ will always be the same purity, consistency,and flavor that you expect.
Why is having a shelf life of 2 years important?
Most e-liquids have a shelf life of 6-months to a year. Some have even less than that. This means they are volatile and subject to changes in such things as their consistency, flavor, and vapor production. By having a 2-year shelf life, Bloog Viquid™ sets the standard in this category and provides you with the ultimate consistency, flavor, and vapor production.
Why does Bloog Viquid™ come in double-sealed packaging that contains Child-Resistant Caps and boxes that are Tamper-Evident?
One of our goals is to not only ensure that you enjoy your Bloog Viquid™, but that children and pets are kept safe. That is why we took the extra steps providing child resistant caps on the Bloog Viquid™ bottles and putting them in a tamper evident box. The opaque bottles used also ensure the stability of the liquid.
A benefit to doing all of this is that your Bloog Viquid™ will remain protected from the sunlight, which oxidizes the Nicotine in the liquid over time. Also, the plastic will not absorb into the ingredients, changing the properties of the liquid, also known as leaching.
As you can see, our standards are extremely high in order to provide a vaporizing experience that is not only safe, consistent, and pure, but far surpasses current industry standards. That’s why it isn't just any ordinary e-liquid - it's Bloog Viquid™.