What Is Salt Nicotine?
Nicotine salt is a type of nicotine that forms naturally in leaf tobacco and is generally considered to be a more stable form of nicotine. Nicotine salt requires a higher temperature in order to properly vaporize and the ions don’t travel to the nicotine receptors in your body quite as easily. However, nicotine salt e-liquids have a special ingredient called Benzoic Acid that helps to make nicotine salts smooth and palatable in higher strengths. By adding Benzoic Acid with nicotine salt you get these benefits:
- It allows the nicotine salt to vaporize at much lower temperatures.
- It lowers the pH levels in the nicotine salt, which in turn produces a smoother hit.
- It causes a reaction that allows nicotine salt to be absorbed as easily as freebase nicotine.
Freebase vs. Salt Nicotine
The biggest difference between freebase nicotine and nicotine salt is the harshness that higher levels of nicotine typically lead to. Freebase nicotine has a higher pH level which in turn affects the alkalinity, meaning that freebase nicotine gets much harsher as the nicotine levels go above 2.4%. Because of the Benzoic Acid found in nicotine salts, they have a lower pH level and therefore make vaping higher levels of nicotine much more smooth and enjoyable.
Who Should Use Salt Nicotine?
Nicotine salts are one of the most effective types of nicotine to help aid cigarette smokers in ditching their habits. Due to the higher nicotine content, nicotine salts more closely resemble the effects of smoking a traditional cigarette by replicating the smooth throat hit smokers are used to and therefore helping to curb the craving.
Another reason for using nicotine salts would be the fact that they’re designed for use in smaller, lower wattage devices like our GreenSmartLiving batteries. So, if you want an extremely portable device for when you’re on the go, nicotine salts will help to satisfy your craving in smaller and more concentrated doses.