The vaping industry is technologically advancing at a exponential rate. A new device is hitting the market each week, with battery lives improving and coil styles evolving at an accelerating rate. These advancements have started to hit the very ingredients that go into the e-liquids people vape.
Nowadays, it’s possible to purchase nicotine salts. Nicotine salts are providing a new generation of vaping experiences.
What are Nicotine Salts?
You might be wondering why anyone would consider vaping on salts. Don’t worry too much about the name. It’s not literally salt. “Nicotine Salt”, also called just “nic salt” is the scientific definition. You aren’t going to be vaping that white powdered substance that you sprinkle on your food. Chemically, salts are formed when acids react with bases. Nicotine salts are created when the pure nicotine base reacts with a certain type of acid. Again, don’t worry so much about the word “acid” there. Nicotine salts occur naturally in tobacco. If you’ve ever smoked a cigarette, then you’ve smoked nicotine salt and know there’s nothing to worry about.
Traditional Nicotine vs Nicotine Salt
Nicotine, also called nicotine liquid or freebase nicotine, is extracted directly from the tobacco plant. The impurities found in tobacco will be stripped away during this process, leaving behind the purest possible form of nicotine. This is the kind of nicotine that is found in just about every eliquid currently on the market. Freebase nicotine has a high alkalinity rating with a pH of between 7 and 8. What makes that important? That’s because the pH level of the nicotine is related to the harshness and severity of the effects of vaping when inhaling. The higher the strength of the nicotine, the harsher the vape becomes.
Nicotine is created by strategically infusing certain acids with freebase nicotine also known as “protonation”. That helps to reduce the pH level of the nicotine solution, creating a less irritating solution. That means that you are able to vape higher strengths of nicotine salt without it being too harsh on your throat.
Nicotine Salt Advantages
You already know that nicotine salts offer a smoother hit compared to regular nicotine, giving you the chance to vape at higher nicotine concentrations without a problem. The next man advantage of using nicotine salt juices is that nicotine is better absorbed into the bloodstream in salt form. Studies have proven that nicotine salt juice is able to enter the bloodstream faster than a regular vape juice. Nicotine salts actually have a similar blood absorption rate to actual cigarettes.
That’s good for you because most people who switch to nicotine salt e-liquid are trying to mimic the effects of cigarettes as closely as possible. That means that if you have trouble moving to vaping because you aren’t getting the same effects as actual cigarettes, these nicotine salt e-juices could be the answer that you need.
Vaping Nicotine Salts
As you vape with nicotine salt juice, it’s important that you understand the devices used for vaping nicotine salt can vary depending on the strength of nicotine you are using. If you just want to put down your cigarettes, then we recommend using nicotine salt strengths of 25mg to 50mg with a low-powered pod device. A higher nicotine strength in a high-powered device is going to overwhelm you with nicotine content. That’s why you should never vape high strength nicotine salt e-juice in a high powered sub ohm device.