What is Salt Nicotine?
Salt Nicotine (a.k.a. Salt nic) is the form of nicotine naturally found in tobacco leaves. They have nothing to do with table salt nor do they produce a salty taste.Salt Nicotine is a more stable molecular form of nicotine with some different properties depending on what chemical the nicotine is bonding with. Benzoic acid is the bonding chemical of choice in the vaping industry.
E-liquids made with Salt Nicotine tend to have a lower pH and be less harsh on the throat. In part because of this, the nicotine level in e-juice with Salt Nicotine is usually higher than for freebase e-liquid, giving the consumer more nicotine more quickly.
A Smoother Vaping Experience
You will typically find e-juice with Salt Nicotine has a higher level of nicotine than e-liquids made with freebase nicotine. For many vapers, this means needing to vape less frequently to get the nicotine buzz they want.
Salt Nicotine also allow the nicotine to enter the vaper's body more quickly, a drawback of freebase nicotine that has led some users to go back to cigarettes.
Another benefit is that e-liquids with Salt Nicotine don’t need to be consumed using a high-power device, avoiding the cost of more powerful gear designed for freebase e-juice. Low powered devices work just fine with Salt Nicotine.
One further advantage for manufacturers and consumers is that Salt Nicotine-based e-liquid has a longer shelf life than e-juice made using the more volatile freebase nicotine.
The most significant drawback of Salt Nicotine e-liquids is that because of their higher nicotine concentration, it is even more important to keep the liquid out of reach of children. At high levels, nicotine can be toxic, and the smaller the person consuming it, the greater the impact. Keep the kids safe.