If you’ve never tried nicotine salts before, you might be wondering what the difference is between those and our standard e-liquids. Nic salts are another popular way for people to alleviate their nicotine cravings, without the health risks of cigarettes, but it’s important to understand what they are first.
If you’re new to vaping or you’re trying to switch from cigarettes, let us help you understand nic salts and their effects.
How nic salts are made
Standard e-liquids will use something known as freebase nicotine, which is extracted from tobacco leaves. It’s one of the purest forms of nicotine, which is why many e-liquids are only available in lower strengths like 3mg and 6mg. This is because the higher the strength, the harsher it can be on your throat.
Freebase nicotine is an alkaline, with a pH above 8. Our Nic Rush range is created by adding benzoic acid, a naturally occurring organic acid to the freebase nicotine.. The organic acid molecules bind with the nicotine (forming the “salt”), whilst also reducing the pH. This results in a smoother and gentler hit each and every time.
Some claim that nicotine salts are absorbed into the bloodstream quicker, however this can be countered by the fact that you tend to inhale more due to the reduced harshness on the throat.
Vaping with nic salts
The main difference you’ll notice between vaping with standard e-liquids and nic salts is the nicotine rush. Nicotine salts can deliver a very similar nicotine rush or buzz to cigarettes, but without the harmful tar and toxins. For this reason, nic salts are a popular choice for transitioning smokers who still need that hit as they quit smoking.
Nic salts are typically absorbed quickly, but will also leave your system quickly too. This means you can experience a strong nicotine hit to curb your cravings but with less puffs.
Things to remember
Nic salts don’t produce big clouds of vapour, so they’re not the best choice for cloud chasers. Instead, they are suitable for mouth to lung vapers who prefer to hold the vapour in the mouth before inhaling it into the lungs. This also resembles how most people smoke cigarettes, which can help the transition further.
Nic salts aren’t recommended for use in sub-ohm devices. Instead, they are suitable for use with low wattage devices. This is because nicotine salts don’t need a high temperature to vapourise. A high powered device could end up giving you too much nicotine and could make you feel quite unwell.
Check out our full range of nic salt e-liquids right here, available in a variety of great flavours to make the experience more enjoyable. We have 7 different flavours, including tobacco and menthol as well as fruity options like Candy Blast and Strawberry Burst.