Do you want to know the difference between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine? What is the right nicotine strength for you? We have the answers!
Let’s get into it.
What does nicotine strength mean?
Nicotine strengths in e-liquids can vary from 0% nicotine to 4.5% nicotine. E-liquids come in different nicotine strengths and it’s easy to find the one that suits you best.
You also have the choice of nicotine salts, which offer a much higher nicotine strength, providing smokers with a sensation significantly closer to that of smoking a cigarette. Salt nicotine is reportedly smoother on the throat due to its lower alkalinity and makes vaping higher nicotine strength much more pleasurable.
How to choose nicotine strength?
Choosing the right nicotine strength for you will largely depend on your previous smoking habits.
If you’ve never smoked combustion cigarettes or have successfully quit them, then a 0mg nicotine strength is the one for you. From there the nicotine strength intensifies to mimic the amount of nicotine you were used to absorbing with your old smoking patterns. In the table below we give you an easy to read visual guide!
Nicotine salts vs freebase nicotine
What are nicotine salts?
Don’t confuse nicotine salt with table salt. Nicotine salt will not make your juice taste salty, nor will it increase your sodium intake. It is called a salt since in chemistry a salt is made up of a chemical reaction that has a positive charge (acid) and a negative charge (base). That’s all the chemistry talk we’re including! This is not what you’re here for, we know!
But why are we talking about nic salt, to begin with? Well, nicotine salt is a popular option for people who would like to vape a higher dose of nicotine without the nasty throat hit. If you are an ex-smoker, chances are you’ll be into this option.
The nicotine in nicotine salts is absorbed by our bodies very similarly to the way it is absorbed by combustion cigarettes – quick and smooth. It takes roughly the same time for the concentration of nicotine to reach the blood with nicotine salt as it does with combustion cigarettes.
Nicotine salts are right for you if you are looking for a stronger throat hit that more closely resembles traditional cigarettes.
What is freebase nicotine?
Nicotine found in tobacco leaves has the chemical composition of a salt. Actually, tobacco leaves contain nicotine only in its salt state. These nicotine salts are then chemically altered to create freebase nicotine. By doing so the potency is increased without altering the dosage. Increased potency gives a stronger hit through more rapid absorption into the bloodstream and therefore – user satisfaction.
Vaping VS Traditional Cigarettes
You might be thinking “If I’m still ingesting nicotine does it make a difference if I vape or smoke combustion cigarettes?”. The answer is a resounding “Yes!”. There are more reasons to make the switch than we can count!
Traditional cigarettes contain more than 4,000 other chemicals and toxins. Many of these are very harmful to our bodies including tar and carbon monoxide. They are not only harmful to you, but to those around you. With vaping that’s also not a concern.
If you are looking to quit smoking, controlling your nicotine intake with combustion cigarettes is near impossible. With vaping, you can lower your nicotine consumption gradually and comfortably. That way you are completely aware of how much you are absorbing.
There are many reports highlighting the indisputable benefits of switching to vaping and we do our best to share them daily, so feel free to join our online community and learn more and stay up to date with the latest research.