If you’re new to vaping, finding the right nic salt strength may seem like a daunting task. Even if you’re experienced with pods that express concentrations in percentages, knowing which salt to buy for refillable pods that are expressed in ratios could be a problem. However, finding the right strength of nicotine for you is essential to getting the most out of your vaping experience. Let’s take a look at those numbers so you can make sure you have the right e-liquid for you.
An Array Of Options
A quick look at our website will show you that there are a lot of options available when it comes to vape juice. Along with increasingly popular nic salt strengths, there are pre-filled pods, and traditional freebase nicotine, each of which has different strengths listed than salts. To add further confusion, even keeping only to nic salts, not every flavor is offered in the same strengths. All of these options serve a purpose, but the most important one is to make sure you can get the right amount of nicotine to satisfy your needs.
Finding the right nicotine level—perhaps more than finding the right flavor—is key to a satisfying vaping experience. If you choose higher than needed nic salt strengths, the experience can be overwhelming and dizzying. If you get a nic strength that’s too low, it may not be effective enough for your needs, leading you to increased consumption or overall dissatisfaction. Your best bet for vaping enjoyment is finding the closest strength to what you are used to, then moderating your nicotine levels with your usage. To do that, you need to understand how to compare strengths.
Two Ways Of Expressing Nicotine Strengths
There are two formats you’re likely to see when comparing nicotine content: a ratio of milligrams to milliliters and a percentage of nicotine’s volume in relation to the remainder of the solution. As an example of these, nic salt strengths for some manufacturers may include 25mg/ml or 50mg/ml, while the popular nic salt based pod system, Juul™, uses a 5% concentration. Let’s take a look at these two expressions and what they mean.
Ratio - Juices are usually delivered with a set amount of milliliters in a bottle and a set ratio of milligrams of nicotine in every milliliter of the vaping solution. This is a common format for both freebase nicotine and nic salts, the primary difference being that single-digit numbers will usually denote the weaker freebase nicotine, while double-digit numbers belong to the more potent nic salts.
Using one of the more common nic salt strengths, 50mg/ml, a 30ml bottle will contain around 1500mg of nicotine. By contrast, when you fill a 3.0ml tank with the same nic salt, you will have 150mg of nicotine before needing a refill.
Percentage - The percentage expression used for some nic salts provides the nicotine’s volume as compared to the whole volume. Because juices are stable solutions, that percentage holds true across any amount of the juice. Whether you have a 30ml bottle, a 3ml pod, or a 1ml cartridge, each one will be a 5% solution. Converting this percentage to nic salt strengths in the form of a ratio is relatively simple, as there are approximately 10mg/ml of nicotine per percentage point, allowing us to multiply the percentage by 10.
In this example, a 30ml bottle of 5% juice will contain 1500mg of nicotine as it’s equivalent to a 50mg/ml ratio. Likewise, a 3ml pod will have 150mg of nicotine and a 1ml cartridge will offer 50mg of nicotine in total.
Choosing The Right Nic Salt Strengths
Finding the strength you need is largely dependent on your current intake and tolerance. Whether you’re stepping up from freebase nicotine to nic salts, moving from percentage-based pods to refillable devices, or switching from smoking to vaping, you’re going to have the most success matching the pattern you’re most used to.
For Switching From Percentage-Based Pre-Filled Pods To Refillable Systems - Simply convert your current percentage strength to a ratio and choose the closest possible nic salt strengths in your favorite flavors. You should have a fairly seamless transition. For example, if you’re switching from a 3% pod, you know that equals a 30mg/ml nicotine ratio. While you may have trouble finding that exact ratio, a 25mg/ml nic ratio is fairly common. You may have to modify your usage to include a few extra puffs per session to make up the difference, but it will still be pretty close.
Moving From Freebase Nicotine To Nic Salts - Don’t let the nic salt strengths scare you. By moderating your use, you can get the right amount of enjoyable nicotine and bold flavors. Freebase juices are available in everything from 0mg/ml nicotine to 12mg/ml and many different strengths in between. If you’re a heavy vaper who uses 12mg/ml solution, you’ll do great with 25mg/ml as long as you cut back on your usage. It will take some getting used to, but the learning curve should be short.
Moving From Cigarettes To Nic Salts
One of the primary causes for the rise in popularity of nic salt strengths is their ability to help people kick the habit through the use of mouth-to-lung vaping devices that closely mimic the mechanism for tobacco smoking. In order to choose the right product, you’ll need to find the nicotine dose in one of your preferred cigarettes. These can vary greatly. While the average is around 10-12 mg per cigarette, the actual dose can be between 6mg and 28mg each. As a general rule, lighter smokers and those who smoked weaker cigarettes can get by on lower nic salt strengths, but if you smoked at least a pack a day or smoked more potent cigarettes, you’ll want to start at a higher ratio and work your way down if desired.
We’ve Got You Covered
We offer a wide selection of nic salt flavors and devices so you can make sure you have what you need for a better vaping experience. Contact our vaping experts if you need additional information about any of our products. Order your favorite nic salt strengths online from Elevated Vaping today.