About Nic Salts
If we are looking at the type of nicotine in nic salts, it is exactly the same as that which can be found in tobacco. It's often assumed that nicotine is the most dangerous component of cigarettes, but despite still being an addictive chemical, it contains far fewer toxins than tobacco itself, making it less detrimental to health.
To produce nic salt e-liquid, nicotine (in its natural form) is combined with liquid to create an e-liquid that is capable of being used in an e-cigarette. The salts included in a salt e-liquid allow its pH level to be lowered, meaning that the nicotine can be better absorbed into a vaper's bloodstream.
As they are better designed for consumption, nic salts offer a faster and longer-lasting nicotine delivery than traditional e-liquids that contain distilled nicotine. As a result, they are perfect for satisfying ex-smokers' cravings, and they deliver a smoother, milder throat hit than that of freebase nicotine e-liquids.
Nic Salts FAQs
Freebase nicotine is the conventional form of nicotine found in cigarettes, whereas nicotine salts are a chemical compound containing nicotine as well as other organic substances found in the tobacco leaf.
Salt nicotine also contains benzoic acid, which occurs naturally in foods such as cranberries and plums. Freebase nicotine is alkaline, but the addition of benzoic acid neutralises the pH, making the throat hit of nic salts milder. For many, the milder throat hit is a plus, although some vapers prefer the strong throat hit that freebase nicotine provides.
Benzoic acid also helps nicotine to vaporise at a lower temperature and makes it easier for your body to absorb it.
Nicotine salt e-liquids already include nicotine and deliver a fast, strong nicotine hit. They are a relatively new addition to the vaping scene and are often preferred by MTL (mouth-to-lung) vapers and former smokers because they give e-cigarettes a more authentic smoking experience.
When you're trying to quit smoking, it can help to lower your nicotine consumption over time. Transitioning from smoking to vaping nic salts is effective for ex-smokers because the high nicotine content in nicotine salts means you can achieve the blood nicotine levels that your body is used to.
When you vape salt nic e-liquids, your blood nicotine levels will be higher for longer, which can help former smokers shake off those tricky cravings easily.
Designed to give a similar nicotine rush as conventional cigarettes, the nicotine from nic salts can be absorbed into your bloodstream in as little as 6 seconds. This means that they're great for dealing with cravings immediately and effectively.
Many of the nicotine salt e-liquids we stock come in strengths of 10mg and 20mg nicotine, although some have even weaker versions such as Riot Squad's nic salt and PUNX nic salt ranges which come in 5mg.
If you're transitioning from smoking, especially if you used to smoke a pack a day or more, you'll benefit from the higher 20mg nicotine strength. More moderate smokers can enjoy vaping the 10mg ranges. The idea is that eventually vapers can gradually reduce the amount of nicotine they vape by moving down to lower nicotine strengths or even eventually going nicotine-free.
Low powered vapes such as vape pods or vape pens are perfect for use with nic salt e-juice.
Nic salt e-liquid is best vaped using a coil with a resistance of 1 ohm or higher, so it is best to stay away from sub-ohm devices when using an e-liquid of this type.
You may have come across hybrid nicotine salt e-liquids. These use a blend of freebase nicotine and nic salts, meaning that vapers get the best of both freebase and salt. For vapers who like a stronger throat hit than most nic salts offer, hybrid nic salts are a great option. Try the OPALA e-liquids hybrid nic salts or Riot Squad e-liquids 100% menthol 10ml hybrid nic salts to give it a go.