What are Nicotine Salts?
What is Nicotine Salt?
Nicotine Salt is a form of nicotine that exists naturally in the leaves of the tobacco plant and is widely considered to be a more stable form of nicotine vs the traditional freebase nicotine found in most manufactured e liquids today. The reason Nicotine Salts have only recently become popular is that in the past nicotine salt based e liquid required a higher temperature in order to properly vaporize and the ions didn't travel to the nicotine receptors in your body very easily, so it was not a very efficient way to deliver nicotine to your body.
What has changed and why has it become so popular with smokers transitioning to vaping?
Nicotine Salt e liquid today has a special ingredient added called Benzoic Acid, this helps to make these juices very smooth to vape especially in the higher strengths and the Benzoic Acid causes a reaction in the e liquid, which allows nicotine salts to be absorbed as easily as freebase nicotine into your body.
Benzoic Acid benefits:
- It allows the nicotine salt to vaporize at much lower temperatures.
- It lowers the pH levels in the nicotine salt, which produces a much smoother vape.
- It provides a smoother vaping experience in higher nicotine strengths and the nicotine is absorbed by your body much more efficiently.
Most smokers who are transitioning to vaping prefer a high strength e liquid as this is what their body is used to coming directly from cigarettes. With traditional freebase nicotine, the lower the strength the smoother the vape; most people wouldn’t choose a juice over 18mg, as the hit would be too harsh on the throat, but with nicotine salts, 25mg-50mg can feel as smooth as a 3mg freebase nicotine juice, which really helps smokers get the high strength nicotine and a smooth vaping experience.
What is Freebase Nicotine?
The nicotine in most manufactured e liquid today is called freebase nicotine. It is a form of nicotine that has been used since the 1960's. Freebase means that the nicotine is in its purest form, which in turn is much more potent when heated and it can be absorbed much faster in your body.
Who should use Nicotine Salt E Liquid?
Nicotine Salts are one of the most effective forms of nicotine to help with cigarette smokers transitioning to vaping. Nicotine salt e liquid is designed to be used in small, low powered devices like the modern pod systems, which are popular with smokers as they are extremely portable, discreet, and easy to operate. A pod system combined with a nicotine salt e liquid will be a great option for you if you are new to vaping and coming from cigarettes.
Who should use Freebase Nicotine E Liquid?
If you want to use a high powered Sub-ohm / Direct to Lung / or Advanced vaping device then its best to steer clear from Nicotine Salts and stick with traditional Freebase Nicotine.
If you want to use a pod system and vape at lower strengths of nicotine (18mg and under) and want more flavour options; vaping freebase vape juice is a good option for you.