What is Synthetic Nicotine? And is it Safer?
Synthetic nicotine seems to be the future of vaping. But what is it exactly and how does it work? More importantly, is it safer than natural nicotine? In this blog we examine what synthetic nicotine is and answer whether or not it is safer than natural nicotine. So if you are ready, let’s begin.
Table of Contents:
- What is Synthetic Nicotine?
- Differences Between Synthetic Nicotine and Tobacco Derived Nicotine
- Products that Use Synthetic Nicotine
- Is Synthetic Nicotine Safer than Tobacco Derived Nicotine?
What is Synthetic Nicotine?
Synthetic nicotine or tobacco free nicotine is nicotine that is synthetically made. What this simply means is that it is nicotine that is made with no organic matter, or to be more exact, without using the tobacco plant or other tobacco sources like tomatoes. Instead, synthetic nicotine is made in a laboratory. Synthetic nicotine perfectly recreates the molecular structure of tobacco that is made from the tobacco plant, or tobacco derived nicotine, and also has the same effects without the tobacco.
Differences Between Synthetic Nicotine and Tobacco Derived Nicotine
The major differences between synthetic nicotine and tobacco derived nicotine are that synthetic nicotine is purer, odorless, and tasteless as opposed to nicotine derived from tobacco that fail to provide 100% purity.
This is because the nicotine derived from tobacco plants require a curing process that uses chemicals to extract the nicotine and there is always a high probability that organic matter residue will make it through to the final nicotine product.
The other difference between synthetic and natural nicotine is that synthetic is much more expensive to manufacture, since the research, development, labs, and materials needed are much more expensive.
Products that Use Synthetic Nicotine
Below you will find some of the products we offer that use synthetic nicotine. In total, we offer 256 synthetic nicotine products. From delicious nicotine salts that can be used with pod systems to vape juice for box mods, we give you three must try products. You can also check out all the synthetic or tobacco free nicotine products we have in our store by clicking here.
Cool Watermelon by INFZN TFN Nicotine Salt E-Liquid
Believe it or not, there’s already tobacco free nicotine salts, and Cool Watermelon by INFZN TFN Nicotine Salt E-liquid makes a good case for creating more. With a delicious flavor profile of refreshingly cool watermelon that can be had any time of day, these nic salts are perfect for summer days or when you want to freshen your palate. They are available in 30ml bottles and come in two nicotine strengths: 30mg and 50mg.
Ice Bound Tobacco Free Nicotine Vape Juice by Freeman
Ice Bound Tobacco Free Nicotine Vape Juice by Freeman is a delicious menthol flavor with complementary flavor notes of watermelon, frozen raspberries mix, blueberries, and strawberries that are sure to give a delicious cooling experience. Ice Bound Tobacco Free Nicotine Vape Juice by Freeman is available in two bottle sizes of 60ml and 100ml and comes in three nicotine strengths: 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg.
Pineapple Grapefruit Freeze Tobacco Free Nicotine Salt Juice by Juice Head
Another delicious synthetic nicotine product is the Pineapple Grapefruit Freeze Tobacco Free Nicotine Salt Juice by Juice Head. This is a brand that is well known for their light and nuanced flavors that creates refreshing blends with just the right amount of sweetness. With this vape juice you get an expert blend of menthol pineapple and grapefruit that are sure to freshen up your senses. It comes in 30ml bottles with a nicotine strength of 35mg
Is Synthetic Nicotine Safer than Tobacco Derived Nicotine?
While we can’t say that synthetic nicotine is just as safe as tobacco derived nicotine it’s been confirmed in a study that they are exact chemical replicas of each other. Still, Since synthetic nicotine is fairly new, there is not much information yet on its side effects.
However, there are two kinds of synthetic nicotine and one of them seems to provide a purer experience. According to the same study, the two types of synthetic nicotine are the R+S Isomer and the S Isomer. In practice the R+S Isomer seems to be the weaker of the two, providing half the nicotine content while the S Isomer synthetic nicotine provides the purer and equally potent experience as natural tobacco provides. In short, R+S synthetic nicotine carries 50% nicotine effectiveness while the S Isomer synthetic nicotine is 100% effective.
Overall, synthetic nicotine, whether R+S or S, might be just as safe as regular nicotine since they have the same molecular structure. But again, know that as a fairly new product, comprehensive studies have yet to be conducted on the side effects of both the R+S synthetic and the S synthetic nicotine.
The jury is still out on whether or not synthetic nicotine of either the R+S or the S isomer is safer than natural nicotine. However, since they both share the same molecular structure as natural nicotine, they might be just as safe. We will watch as the industry switches to synthetic nicotine and more research and development is put into synthetic nicotine products whether or not it is safe.