For seasoned vapers – or even those that are new to vaping but have their ear to the ground – you might have heard the phrase ‘Nic Salts’ being thrown around. If you’re out of the loop, don’t worry, we’re here to explain everything you need to know.
Long story short, Nic Salts (full name: nicotine salts) are the newest vaping trend made specifically for those interested in consuming nicotine. As you can guess, everyone’s vaping experience is different, but some people find they don’t get enough satisfaction from a vape pen and want a little extra boost to get that nicotine hit. Enter: Nic Salts.
That’s great, but what exactly are they?
Nic Salt e-liquids use a modified form of nicotine which is different to the freebase nicotine used in most vape juice. Don’t worry, they don’t taste salty. They get their name because they can be created by adding weak acids to the nicotine base – which scientists affectionately call “salts.” These salts alter the PH level of the vaping liquid meaning Nic Salts are absorbed into the bloodstream quicker, producing a nicotine rush.
Acids? Are you sure Nic Salts are safe?
Just like regular e-liquid, nicotine salts carry far fewer harmful chemicals than traditional cigarettes. Here at V69, safety is our priority and we are fully committed to making the safest vaping liquids at the best price – the same goes for our Nic Salts. Just like our other e-liquids, our nicotine salts are rigorously tested above and beyond traditional TPD regulations. That’s just how we do it here.
Going back to science, Nic Salts are actually closer in similarity to the nicotine found naturally in tobacco leaves. Some commonly used acids added to these e-liquids are benzoic acid and citric acid, both which occur naturally in the body. At V69, we use nicotine salicylate, one of the most natural of the acid salts that can be found in fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, teas, and nuts – we think this provides the smoothest vaping experience of all the nicotine salts.
Depending on why you vape, Nic Salts might even be better for you than our traditional freebase liquids. Because they provide a deeper and longer lasting satisfaction, nicotine salts might last you a lot longer. That’s a win for your body, and for your wallet.
Showdown: Nic Salts vs Freebase
That all sounds good, but where do Nic Salts sit in the vaping world? Good question. Most e-liquids – including ours – use a form of nicotine called freebase nicotine. This is nicotine in its purest form. While freebase nicotine is the most popular form of vape liquid, when you vape it at higher strengths it can give you a harsh hit at the back of your throat. Unsurprisingly, this puts a lot of people off vaping. Instead, the altered PH levels in nicotine salts reduces this throat hit and allows for a much smoother taste experience. Their modified structure also means Nic Salts are absorbed quicker than freebase, giving you a more intense and longer lasting nicotine hit.
Nic Salts: what are they good for?
The way nicotine salts are absorbed into the bloodstream can make these e-liquids seem more familiar than traditional vape juice. The fact that Nic Salts also avoid that harsh throat hit means they are great for those who have recently switched to vaping. While nicotine salts are a relatively new vaping trend, we think they’re a great alternative to standard vape liquid.
It’s a good thing we’re experts at both!