Why is Nicotine Salts Smoother than Freebase Nicotine?
Two years ago if you would have said the term “nicotine salts,” virtually no one in the vaping world would know what you were talking about. Fast-forward to today and nicotine salts has taken the market by storm. Besides it being an effective method of NRT (nicotine replacement therapy), it gives another option for vaping novices and enthusiasts, alike.
But does the switch to nicotine salts mean you are taking in a higher does of nicotine?
Freebase Nicotine: This is nicotine in its purest form compared to its other derivatives. It is a process companies have been using since the 1960s. It is much more potent when heated and the user feels the effects quicker.
Nicotine Salt: This is the natural state that nicotine is in tobacco leaves. Nicotine salts take a much higher temperature to vaporize, so they don’t go to easily to the nicotine receptors in your body. It is not the most effective method of delivering nicotine to the body.
A special process is utilized to mimic the sensation of smoking as closely as possible. It helps nicotine salt vaporize at much lower temperatures as well as lowers the pH levels resulting in a smoother throat hit. The chemical reaction also makes nicotine salts more absorbable like freebase nicotine.
In a nutshell, the alkalinity of freebase nicotine is higher than that of nicotine salts, making each hit harsher the further you go up the nicotine ladder. But due to the process incorporated in making nicotine salts, they have a lower alkalinity, so vaping at 50 mg is a lot smoother on the throat.
Using nicotine salts have proven to assist chronic smokers either quit or at least cut down on their nicotine intake. They get the complete experience of smoking without the toxic chemicals and substances.