Nicotine salts are an innovation of e Liquid science – delivering a satisfying experience to vapers worldwide.
Our nicotine salts flavour range has been specially formulated with nicotine salts – but what is this key ingredient, and how does it deliver improved flavour satisfaction?
What are nicotine salts?
Nicotine occurs naturally in several varieties of plant, but is found at the highest level in the tobacco plant. It is found mainly in the leaves of the plant, where nicotine exists in a salt form protonated with a weak acid.
When nicotine is extracted from leaves, it converts to “freebase” state (not salt) – commonly found in traditional e Liquids.
Just like big pharmaceutical manufacturers of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT gums, patches, lozenges, sprays), we buy in this pharmaceutical grade nicotine for our e Liquid labs in freebase form.
To transform the freebase nicotine back to its salt form, organic acid compounds are then added back into the formulation (e.g. benzoic acid).
So, why do we use nicotine salts to create Vuse e Liquids?
Nicotine state (salt vs freebase) influences sensory perception and degree of absorption. Nicotine as a Freebase is an alkaline, which can provide a harsh throat hit when vapourised, compared to Nicotine Salts. Whereas nicotine in “salt” form is more stable and generally delivers a smoother throat sensation than the nicotine in freebase e Liquids.
You can find out more about nicotine in e Liquids here.
Vuse’s flavour range
We hope that all made sense. The difference in a nutshell: nicotine salts = an enhanced vaping experience.
Find out more about the Vuse ePod range now.