When you start vaping, especially for those trying to quit smoking, the first thing we recommend is determining your ideal nicotine strength. This helps to find a sweet spot that won't make you crave cigarettes and the strength isn't too harsh on your throat, which can be a turnoff.
While freebase nicotine is widely used, it has its downsides, especially among vapers that require it in high amounts. One of these downsides is its peppery taste which can interfere with the flavour of your e-liquid.
Nicotine salts were created to counter this and make it possible for vapers to vape higher nicotine levels without impacting your throat or the flavour of your e-liquid.
What are Nic Salts?
Nicotine salts, or Nic Salts as they are also known, are a product of mixing freebase nicotine with an acid. Most manufacturers prefer to use benzoic acid for this mixture. Freebase nicotine has a pH of 9. Using an acid helps neutralise the pH resulting in a more neutral flavour and a gentler throat hit.
The addition of an acid to freebase nicotine not only neutralises the pH. It also stabilises the molecular structure of the product allowing you to keep nicotine salts for longer without oxidation or breaking down of the product.
Advantages of Vaping Nic Salts
Higher levels of satisfaction
Nic salts provide higher levels of satisfaction by eliminating the pain points associated with freebase nicotine varieties. They offer a smoother throat hit, and their impact on the flavour profile of your vape juice is almost unnoticeable.
The opportunity to try out higher nicotine levels also means that vapers can satisfactorily meet their nicotine cravings.
Smooth nicotine hit
One of the greatest turn off for vapers that are new to vaping freebase nicotine is its harshness on the throat. The harshness gets worse if you vape at high concentrations of nicotine. Nicotine salts deliver a smoother feeling that is gentler on the throat.
Little effect on the vape juice flavour
Vapers who have tried nicotine-free e-juices and freebase nicotine varieties can attest to the vast difference in the flavour profile when vaping e-liquids with the same flavour.
Freebase nicotine impacts the overall taste of your vape juice because it has a peppery taste. Nic salts are more flavour neutral, allowing you to enjoy a unique and fascinating vaping experience where you enjoy the flavour of your vape juice and the smooth throat hit of nicotine.
Requires affordable devices
Nic salts don’t need you to have expensive high-powered devices to unlock their full benefits. You only need an affordable, low-powered device. These devices allow for maximum processing of nic salts and are simply the best option.
Also, because nic salts have high levels of nicotine and have more effective absorption, you can consume less amounts of vape juice and still get the satisfaction you need.
Which Devices Can You Use to Vape Nicotine Salts?
Initially, nic salts were a preserve of high-end devices. Today, you can use them with almost any device. For the best experience, we recommend that you avoid using high-powered devices. Nic salts work better with low wattage options and we have an excellent collection of low wattage devices we recommend you take a look at.