The Difference Between Freebase and Nicotine Salts
Quite often we hear this question asked by both new and experienced vapers. Not everyone knows the answer. We will explore The Difference Between Freebase and Nicotine Salts to hopefully answer the question for you once and for all.
What is freebase nicotine?
Lets first take a look at the old original e-liquid. Freebase nicotine e-juices are still the most common type of e-liquid. Freebase nicotine uses the same type of nicotine that is found in cigarettes and replacement therapies including gum and patches.
It is common for ex smokers to choose freebase e-liquids as they commonly have a harsher throat hit than it’s counterpart, the nicotine salts. This closely reproduces the feeling of smoking tobacco. When compared to Nic salts, freebase nicotine is taken up by the body much slower. Therefore, it can rake longer for the user to feel the effects. Freebase nicotine e-liquids are compatible with all MTL vape kits and are available in four strengths – 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg.
What are Nic Salts?
Salt nicotine e-liquids contain a purer form of nicotine found in the tobacco plant leaf. If you’re looking to avoid a harsh throat hit, then nicotine salts are the perfect choice. They are pH neutralised, resulting in a much smoother inhale.
New vapers who have just quit smoking are well suited to nic salts, as the nicotine is more easily and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. They are usually higher strength e-liquids, made with a 50VG/50PG ratio.
How are Nic Salts used?
Nicotine salts come in 10ml bottles and their VG/PG ratio means they’re best suited to mouth-to-lung kits. Due to their higher nic strengths, they’re perfect for former smokers who are used to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. They’re also the best choice for anyone who doesn’t enjoy the harsher throat hit. Such as that you get from freebase nicotine vape juice.
You vape them the same way you would any other 10ml e-liquid, it’s just a smoother mouth-to-lung inhale that delivers a faster nicotine hit. Less powerful vape devices, like the Voopoo Vinci 2 or Nord, are really well-suited to nicotine salts.
Pros and Cons of nicotine salts
One of the biggest reason that nic salts became popular is due to their smoother inhale. When a vaper draws in vapour from a nic salt there is a less harsh throat hit, allowing for all day use. Also, nic salts produce less of a fog when exhaling when compared to higher VG e-liquids. This making them great for vaping secretly.
If you are trying to cut down on your nicotine intake, then these may not be the best option. Nic salts come in higher strengths than freebase vape juices, therefor you may find it harder to quit compared to weaker freebase options.
Pros and Cons of Freebase Nicotine
Freebase e-liquids contain less nicotine than nic salts, so they’re a good choice if you’re trying to decrease your intake. They’re also suitable for all MTL vape kits, so they’re perfect if you aren’t looking to invest a lot of money into vaping. Many vapers actually enjoy the throat hit you get from freebase e-liquids, so it’s a great vape juice for anyone looking to closely replicate the sensation of smoking a cigarette.
This can be a con to freebase e-liquids though, especially for those used to nicotine salts. The harsh throat hit can cause irritation with excessive use. If you feel like your vape is making you cough, consider trying nic salts.
So there we have it. now you know the difference between freebase and nicotine salts. You will now also be able to identify which is most suitable to you.