Is there anything more inconvenient than a case of vaper's tongue? For so many of us, it seems like out of nowhere, our taste buds just stop perceiving the flavor of our e-liquid. Suddenly, our vaping experience becomes dull and disappointing.
Surprisingly, salt nicotine-based e-liquids are more likely to give the user vaper's tongue. This has to do with the unique formula of this type of juice. Before we get into the ways to prevent and treat vaper's tongue, it's important to explain exactly what causes this phenomenon.
Why Do We Get Vaper's Tongue with Salt Nic E-Liquids?
Vaper's tongue is a phenomenon that causes the vape enthusiast to lose the ability to taste their e-juice. This is caused by sensory fatigue. If we expose our nose and taste buds to a particularly strong or complex flavor for a long period of time, our senses become tired out, making them unable to detect the taste of the liquid properly.
When we vape a nic salt juice, we have a higher chance of developing vaper's tongue.
There are a few reasons why this phenomenon is so common:
More Intense Flavor
Because of the unique formula of salt nic vape juice, the flavor tends to be more potent. A more potent, complex flavor will fatigue the taste buds and nose more quickly than a flavor that's subtle and mellow. Therefore, if you're all about those rich, layered dessert flavors, you might experience vaper's tongue more frequently than someone who vapes a plain menthol flavor.
Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) Vaping
Mouth-to-lung vaping is a style that involves letting the e-liquid sit on the palate for a few seconds before sucking it into the lungs. Because the juice spends a longer amount of time in the mouth, the nose and taste buds are more likely to be overexposed to the flavor. This will cause these senses to become fatigued, resulting in vaper's tongue.
Pod mods are MTL devices thanks to their unique atomizer structure. As we all know, salt nic juices are only compatible with these types of units. Therefore, salt nic lovers are more likely to get vaper's tongue as a result of using them.
More Frequent Vaping
Because salt nic e-liquid provides a more potent nicotine hit, many people find that they vape it very frequently. Essentially, constant vaping allows the user to maintain that enjoyable buzz that comes from this type of nicotine. However, the more you vape, the more you're exposing your nose and taste buds to the juice’s flavor.
How to Stop Vaper's Tongue from Ruining Your Experience
Luckily, there are ways to stop it from occurring or getting worse:
Cut Down on Chain-Vaping
When vaper's tongue strikes, the first step is to cut down on vaping. If you're a chain-vaper, try to take a break for a couple of hours. This refreshes your senses so that they can once again taste the e-liquid.
Switch to a Tobacco or Menthol Flavor
If you're vaping a particularly complex or rich flavor, switch to something that's more mellow like a tobacco or menthol flavor.
Brush Your Teeth
Many vapers find that brushing their teeth helps restore their ability to taste the full flavor of their e-juice.
Not the End of the Vaping World
As you can see, vaper's tongue doesn't have to be the end of the world. These simple tips will help you enjoy that delicious salt nic e-liquid again in no time.