What are Nicotine Salts (or Nic Salt)?
Nicotine salt (or nic salt) is a type of naturally forming nicotine found in leaf tobacco. Nicotine Salt e-liquids are the most efficient way to deliver nicotine to your body.
But nicotine salts are not the only type of nicotine found in e-lts contain not only nicotine but various other organic components. Nicotine salt is a compound where the nicotine is bonded to other chemicals. This is not the case with freebase nicotine.
Studies have been carried out which suggest nicotine salts were more efficient in delivering nicotine to vapers than freebase nicotine. The addition of benzoic acid to nic salts reduces the pH, which means vaping isn’t as harsh. The result of this is that you can have much stronger concentrations of nicotine up to 20mg, but it doesn’t feel anywhere near as strong as freebase nicotine.
A large number of vapers say they find that nicotine salts deliver a more satisfying experience, saying e-liquid with nicotine salt is easier to inhale due to it being smoother. Vapers will find that the feeling in the throat is one of reduced harshness and are able to use stronger strength nicotine e-liquids, taking in more nicotine for each vape. Many users of vape devices have started to embrace nicotine salts, as a much more effective way to stay off cigarettes.
Why PVRE uses Nicotine Salts?
The PVRE device has been built with nicotine salts in mind. It is a mouth-to-lung device that has a huge focus on incredible flavour. We’ve chosen to use exclusively nicotine salts, because nicotine salts can more closely replicate cigarette-like nicotine delivery in the lung. They are, therefore, more effective in enabling switching to e-cigarettes and remaining smoke free.
Are nicotine salts the most effective way to quit?
Nicotine salts have also proved to be the most beneficial for new vapers to stay smoke free. They allow new vapers to use low-cost devices, such as the PVRE device without compromising on flavour or quality.
Some new vapers find the throat hit provided by freebase nicotine too harsh, whereas nicotine salts offer a smoother experience. Perhaps the most important factor in Nicotine Salts being so effective for new quitters, is that the nicotine gets into your body much faster and staves off cravings in a much more effective way.
What are the other benefits and advantages of Nicotine salts?
Another benefit of nicotine salts is reduced e-liquid use. As they are generally stronger most users will find themselves reaching for their vape device less. Nicotine Salts will leave most vapers cravings satisfied for longer and they’ll feel less need to vape so often.
This has several positives, the first being a cost saving as you may use less e-liquid. You may find that needing to vape less is very useful in a situation where you have a lack of time. For example, waiting for a bus, or a short break at work. Nicotine Salts allow you to vape in a way that satisfy your cravings in a greatly reduced time.
Are Nicotine Salts Safe?
There is nothing to suggest that nic salts aren’t just as safe to use as regular freebase e-liquid. Public Health England also maintains that vaping is
All of the flavours used in PVRE products are what we call ‘Vape Grade products’ – this means they are flavours specifically developed for inhalation.
When we inhale a product, we take it by lung and not the mouth which makes the sensorial experience and the safety of the product, different. So, when developing our ‘Vape Grade’ flavours, we ensure that all raw materials have undergone vape specific toxicological risk-assessment before use: for us, this is an essential duty of care to our customers.
What does ‘Vape Grade’ mean?
Vape Grade is a term we have coined to describe the quality and standard of our products. all companies must meet the TPD standard, but we go above this standard which not many other companies do.
How do we ensure our flavours are ‘Vape Grade’? All the ingredients we use are toxicologically rick-assessed by our Toxicology department. We only buy from reputable suppliers that have passed our rigorous supplier approval process. In addition, all incoming raw materials are tested before use, and all finished liquids tested before dispatch. This naturally includes all our nicotine salt products.