iMini Oil Vaporizer Starter Kit for Concentrates

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What are nic salt e-liquids?

The vaping industry is forever evolving, and one of the latest trends is nic salt e-liquids.  Vapers are continuously being introduced to new and more advanced technology involving newfangled batteries, coils, and vape mods.  Now we are beginning to see modifications to the e-liquid ingredients themselves.

Don’t let the term nic salts fool you.  It’s simply a shortened version of the term nicotine salts.  Contrary to many initial assumptions, nic salt e-liquids do not automatically taste like you’ve just sucked on a pipe filled with Morton’s iodized salt.  In scientific terms, nic salts are created by mixing certain types of acids with a pure nicotine extract or base. 

And while the term acids can sound even more frightening, rest assured that nic salts occur in tobacco plants naturally.  If you’ve ever smoked a combustible tobacco cigarette, then you’ve already ingested some nic salts, too.

Nic salt e-liquids decrease related throat hit intensities

Manufacturers extract the liquid nicotine found in most e-liquids from the leaves of real tobacco plants.  The solution then undergoes a purification process which essentially strips away its impurities while leaving behind a freebase nicotine fluid in its purist form.  However, freebase nicotine is also high in Ph levels which is directly proportional to the e-liquid’s related throat hit for the vaper.  The higher the Ph factor, the harsher the hit. 

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E-liquid manufacturers can substantially reduce these related Ph levels through a series of manipulations involving the previously mentioned acids.  In doing so, vaping enthusiasts can then vape e-liquids with higher nicotine strengths without experiencing an excruciating throat hit. 

Nic salt e-liquids more closely mimic the experience of smoking

Scientists have already proven that e-liquids manufactured with nic salts enter the bloodstream of the vaper much faster than convention vape juices.  The vaper’s blood absorption rate is nearly identical to that of smoking a combustible tobacco cigarette.  This makes nic salt e-liquids a terrific choice for newbie vapers trying to quit smoking permanently.

However, there are certain considerations that a vaper must keep in mind before making the switch to nic salt vapes.  Because vapers using nic salt vapes have a tendency to want to increase their nicotine strength levels simultaneously, the need to purchase a more appropriate vaping device comes into play.

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 For example, if you are choosing to vape a 25- 50mg e-liquid made with nic salts, then a low-powered pod device is usually the preferred choice.   If blowing massive clouds and high-powered sub ohm vaping is your style, then a nic salt e-juice with a nicotine strength of about 6-12mg is typically recommended. 

You should probably also turn down the power on your sub ohm a bit, too.  If not, then the high-powered vaping device will likely result in the vaper inhaling way too much nicotine, which poses a whole series of additional potential problems.

So, there you have it.  Nic salts in a nutshell.  Be safe and vape responsibly. 

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Yocan Hive Atomizer Cartridges for Oil/Wax Concentrates (5 pack)

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“Atomizer cartridges……. not so good – The oil cartridges leaked and made a mess, all of them. The wax models were pretty good except for the last box of 5. They burn out in a very short time on the same setting that they have been run on since I started using them. One lasted the usual 2 weeks the rest were toast in a day or so.”
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Dry herb vaping: Damiana as an aphrodisiac

Did you know that the Aztecs and the Mayans used to drink teas and smoke pipes filled with the dried leaves and flowers of damiana plants to increase male virility?  Several Native American tribes are also documented as having enjoyed the relaxing, aphrodisiac effects of this magical herb whose flavor and aroma closely resembles that of marijuana.   Ancient peoples of Mexico liked the damiana plant so much that they gave it a very special nickname, herba de la pastora or herb of the shepherdess.

Today, many herbalists still use damiana in teas and as an ingredient in baked goods much like cannabis, but vaping is now the latest new trend.  At a scientific level, the damiana plant contains a number of active compounds that produce positive impacts to the nervous and endocrine systems of the human body.  Vaping damiana can improve energy levels, relax the body, mind, and spirit, and of course, increase the libido.

Damiana as an aphrodisiac:  It’s not just for men anymore

Because of its relaxing, soothing effects, vaping damiana is long thought to help alleviate male problems of achieving and maintaining erections.  There is also scientific evidence suggesting that the consumption or vaping of this dry herb accomplishes this miraculous fete by slowing down the digestive system while simultaneously pumping much-needed oxygen into the male genital area.  Perhaps this is why one of the possible negative side effects of ingesting too much damiana is also known to be constipation.

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However, female vapers can also rejoice because new research shows damiana might also work well as an aphrodisiac in women, too.  In a book entitled “Love Potions, a Guide to Aphrodisiacs and Sexual Pleasures,” author and holistic medical practitioner Cynthia Watson suggests that vaping damiana can increase a woman’s libido by stimulating the production of certain androgens in the female body.  She bluntly suggests that it is this lack of androgens that sometimes causes women to exhibit “frigid” tendencies.    

Vaping damiana for depression

Many dry herbalists already know that St. John’s wort is probably the most common natural remedy for chronic depression.  Another lesser-known alternative is damiana.  Many holistic practitioners prescribe damiana for mild depression because of its abundance of thymol, an active organic compound associated with a stimulation of serotonin and other mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain.   

Vapers should be careful not to go overboard on vaped damiana though.  The recommended dosage for vaping damiana powder is only 1-3 grams per day.  Another suggested dosage is 2-4ml per day of vaped damiana liquid extract split up into two or three smaller dosages spaced several hours apart.  When ingesting through edibles, a single teaspoon per day laced in brownies or teas does the trick beautifully.  Always consult a physician before mixing damiana with other prescription medications.    

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