MIMIC Electronic Cigarettes offers three distinct styles of vaping. You may prefer a standard electronic cigarette for its compact design and stealthy vapor output. Our MIMIC Cartridges and batteries are a perfect fit. In contrast, you may desire a little more control over the power in your vaping with a manual battery vape pen. Our GO Tank setup is easy to use and satisfying. And finally, perhaps you have moved on to larger vapor production devices and enjoy large plumes of vapor with robust flavor riding on a light weight but sturdy unit. The MIMIC Pod System is our premiere device.
Nic Salts – What are they?
Without getting overly technical, Nic Salts (or salted nicotine) is nicotine , but in the case of salted nicotine, molecules of acids are either left in tact during extraction, or they are added to the solution. So what does that do? It creates two things – smoother inhale on higher nicotine strengths, as well as causing faster absorption of the nicotine into the blood stream (this equates to satisfaction). Additionally, it allows prolonged disbursement of nicotine into the blood stream after initial use (again, equating to satisfaction).
One glaring issue we have discovered with Nicotine Salts isn’t what it does, but rather the misunderstanding about the strength of nicotine one should select based on the device they are using. This is a rather complex thing to understand, but in short, it comes down to how much vapor the device being used can produce in a single pull. For example, a larger device made for “cloud chasing” will cause a need for lower nicotine strength because of the sheer volume of vapor being delivered – it is much larger than a standard e cig. To the contrary, a small device that puts out only a fraction of vapor on a single pull will have a higher nicotine strength – again because a smaller volume of vapor is being inhaled requiring more nicotine content to satisfy the consumer during use. This is why you will see a 50mg “pod” with nic salts in one device, but perhaps only a 6 or 8mg in another device. The strength of the nicotine listed does not directly correlate to satisfaction on a flat scale.
Let us put it this way…
If you have a small “pod” system, like the JUUL or Von Erl, then you will see a higher nicotine strength listed on the product. Why? Because it is a small pod with a small coil with a relatively high ohm resistance rate causing a smaller volume of vapor to be produced. These units typically come in 45mg to 60mg of nicotine and are not considered “sub-ohm” units. Not even close. However, if they had filled those units with a regular nicotine solution at that high 50mg level (one that is not “salted”) – even with the low vapor output, the experience would be incredibly harsh. So in order to get the nicotine level up to a satisfying point during use, but without causing a harsh sensation, the “salted” nicotine is used. This allows for a higher nicotine to be placed in the device for a satisfying experience.
The danger comes into play on this when a person puts that 45 to 60mg liquid into a device that puts out a tremendous amount of vapor. Most “cloud chasers”, or those who prefer a BIG ploom of vapor when they vape, generally use low nicotine in the 1.5mg to 6mg range due to the afore mentioned harshness. However, with “salted” nicotine, they can actually go a bit higher. In our experience, a person who uses 3mg in a high output device could actually go to a level of 8 or 9mg salted nicotine and get the same level of smoothness, but also achieve faster nicotine satisfaction.
This is important to understand when choosing your vape products. Just because one vape device may provide you 50mg nicotine products, does not mean that a company selling an 8mg product isn’t going to satisfy you. You have to look at the type of device and its vapor output to bring it together.