Nic salts offer a different kind of vaping experience when compared to traditional e-liquid. By mimicking the natural salts found in the tobacco leaf, nicotine salt e-liquid can deliver a higher concentration of nicotine yet remain smooth, without the harshness associated with regular high strength vape liquids.
Nicotine Salt E-liquids (Nic Salts)
We supply a wide range of nicotine salt e-liquid for all types of vaper. With various different flavours available like tobaccos and menthols to fruits and desserts, there is sure to be a nic salt e-liquid to suit you.
Nicotine salts are great for vapers who want to experience full flavour, without the harsh throat hit you can sometimes get from traditional e-liquids. It is this ‘smoother’ experience which has helped to propel nic salts into popularity in recent years.
Why not browse our selection above, or keep reading for more information about nicotine salts.
What are Nic Salts?
Nic salt e-liquids provide vapers with a different vaping experience when compared to standard ‘freebase’ nicotine. Mimicking the naturally occurring salts found within the tobacco leaf, this type of e-liquid is ideal for use within vape pods and other lower power e-cigs.
E-liquid Design & Innovation: Evolution from Nicotine to Nicotine Salts
Since the beginning of e-liquid production in the UK, manufacturers have used free base nicotine as a standard ingredient for e-liquid. After all, pharmaceutical grade nicotine was already manufactured for a variety of applications and therefore easy to source for this new type of nicotine containing product (e-liquid). Indeed, many vapers continue to be completely satisfied by the vaping experience provided by free base nicotine containing e-liquid products, however those looking for a different vaping experience are discovering nicotine salt e-liquids.
How are Nic Salts Different to Standard E-liquid?
The primary form of nicotine found in the tobacco leaf is in the salt form. To bridge the gap between the smoking and vaping experience, research has focused on the way nicotine is released and the pH of the nicotine. pH is the scale used in chemistry to express acidity or alkalinity of a solution.
Nicotine salts exist as ions, and this has a significant effect on the physical properties of nicotine salts compared to free base nicotine. Free base nicotine has a higher pH of 8.0, which might make e-liquid harsh to vape for higher strength nicotine users.
Why Might Some Vapers Prefer Nicotine Salts?
So why do some vapers prefer nicotine salts? The organic salt acids present in nicotine salts lower the pH level to a more neutral value in exhaled vapour, which can result in a smoother throat hit and more satisfying nicotine absorption.
This enhanced vaping experience provided by nicotine salts might better satisfy new vapers making the difficult transition from smoking. The smoother throat hit has also proved appealing to existing vapers.
Why Should Experienced Vapers Move to Salts?
Existing vapers looking to try something different will find a lot to love with nic salts. The smoother nicotine delivery reduces the harsh throat hit which some standard e-liquids can produce, yet still satisfies nicotine cravings effectively.
Nicotine salts are also full of flavour, with many different variations available, so there is no reason why experienced vapers should not give nic salts a try, especially if vape pods are being used.
What Are The Best Nic Salts?
A number of popular brands have made their way into the nicotine salt arena over the last couple of years. Below are some examples of our most popular nic salt brands, all of which are available in a range of tasty flavours.
Riot S:ALT offers vapers something truly different; a hybrid nicotine salt. By combining both standard and nicotine salt e-liquid, the result is an intense set of flavours with a smooth throat hit that you’re sure to love.
Some popular flavours in this range include Bubblegun, a sweet bubblegum with a fresh menthol finish, Cream Leaf, a smooth, almost creamy tobacco, Pink Grenade, the signature flavour from Riot Squad that combines lemon and strawberry lemonade and Sub-Lime, a tangy lime with zesty lemon.
Double Drip took the most popular flavours from its original range and transformed them into nic salts. This range focuses on sweet fruit and dessert flavours that have kept vapers coming back for more.
Popular flavours include Cherry Bakewell, a classic British dessert with raspberry jam, sweet icing and sponge cake, Mango Raspberry Ice Cream, juicy mango with tart raspberries and vanilla ice cream and Menthol Mist, a delightfully cool menthol and peppermint.
Similar to Double Drip, Element NS took the flavours that vapers loved and made them available as a nicotine salt. Element is renowned for their clean and crisp flavours, which have fans all over the world.
Popular flavours from this range include Fresh Squeeze, a delicious orange juice flavour that tastes like the real thing, Frost, an ice cold menthol with kick, Pink Lemonade, a zesty lemonade with red fruit, and Watermelon Chill, juicy watermelon with cooling menthol.
Nasty Juice found fame worldwide with its eye-catching marketing, urban style packaging and of course the incredibly intense flavours. This nic salt range has it all, including tobacco and fruit flavours that will leave you wanting more.
Try some popular Nasty Juice flavours like ASAP Grape, sweet mixed berries, black grapes and subtle mint, Cush Man, an exotic blend of ripe mango and mint, Silver Blend, a nutty tobacco and sweet vanilla, and Slow Blow, tangy lime soda with fused with pineapple and mint.
How Much Nicotine is in Nic Salts?
Generally speaking, nic salts contain high levels of nicotine. The idea behind this is so less inhalations are required in order to satisfy the nicotine craving. Because nicotine salt e-liquid does not have the same harsh throat hit associated with certain standard varieties, the nicotine content can be higher as a result.
Most nic salt e-liquid contains between 1.8% (18mg) and 2.0% (20mg) of nicotine. Having a higher strength means most vapers will have longer period’s in-between vaping, helping to keep those cravings at bay. Lower strength options are available in certain ranges (Riot S:ALT and Ohm Brew), which are well suited to people who prefer to use powerful sub-ohm tanks.
People who are new to vaping may find nic salts to be a great way to break free from the chains of smoking, as the higher concentration of nicotine, combined with the smoother throat hit can create an effective way to make that switch to vaping a little easier.
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