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When transitioning from smoking to vaping, it can be very confusing to determine which device and E-Liquid to use. The sheer volume can be intimidating, which is why we’ve created this guide to help you understand the difference between freebase and nicsalts.
When deciding between the two, people often ask:
These are only some of the questions we will be investigating in this article. If you would like more vaping advice, you can contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Nic salts, also known as nicotine salts, is the same form of nicotine found in tobacco. Nic salts are made up of the natural state of nicotine once it has been blended with a liquid, creating an E-Liquid.
Compared to distilled nicotine in typical E-Liquids, the nicotine within the nic salts is easily absorbed into the bloodstream. They are the most efficient way to deliver nicotine to your body.
Nic Salts are easier to inhale due to their biocompatibility. Users have often said that the throat hits are much smoother, and they can use more powerful liquids, which means they can vape stronger nicotine more comfortably.
Understandably, some people are cautious toward new products in the vaping market, especially when there are so many new innovative releases on a regular basis.
Aside from the addictive properties, nicotine salts are as safe as freebase nicotine. If you’re inclined to use lower doses of nicotine, there should be no concern about choosing nic salts over freebase.
While nic salts are safe, it’s best to be aware of their addictive properties. Vape juices containing nic salts can be more addictive due to the higher nicotine concentrations. When trying nic salts, it’s best to start with the lower strengths.
Nicotine strengths in the UK range from 0mg to 20mg; anything higher is now classed as illegal.
Freebase nicotine strengths include:
For all intents and purposes, nic salts and freebase are interchangeable, 1:1. If you’re using 3mg nic salts, you will use a 3mg freebase; the nicotine strength is the same. However, there are some other factors to consider:
When converting from nic salts to freebase, you’ll need to bear the throat hit in mind. It’s often best to start low with nicotine strength and work your way up.
Ultimately, the E-Liquid that is better comes down to personal preference.
If you consider yourself more of a cloud chaser, then having a particularly strong need for nicotine, then the best option would be freebase E-Liquid. If you prefer a wider variety of flavours, then again, your best bet would be freebase.
However, if you have a higher need for stronger doses of nicotine without the expense of a harsh throat hit, then you’d be better suited to nic salts.
For more information about E-Liquids, you can browse through our blog or ask a member of our team. We supply a broad range of vape devices and E-Liquids, so whether you need expert advice or general vape products, you can find it here at RED Box Vape.