What ingredients are in a nicotine pouch?

What is in a nicotine pouch?

Nicotine pouches are a safer way to enjoy nicotine than cigarettes or vaping, but it's still worthwhile knowing what ingredients are used in the making of your pouch.

Cellulose Granules
Before cellulose granules are added, nicotine pouches are relatively low in volume. High-quality vegetable fibre is soaked in nicotine and acts as its carrier. This process plumps up the pouch and enhances its comfort on the lip.

Nicotine is a naturally occurring substance in the tobacco plant, which belongs to the potato plant family. With nicotine pouches, nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream through the oral mucosa in the gums, where it creates a stimulating effect.

Nicotine Salt
This isn't the type of salt you put in your food (and it doesn't make your pouch salty). Nicotine salts are extracted from tobacco leaves and help provide longer-lasting effects when combined with the nicotine liquid.

Water is used to add moisture to the pouch and ensure it retains its plumpness and softness against your lip.

PH Modifiers
pH levels are a measure of acidity and alkaline content. A high pH is associated with high nicotine absorption and a lower pH with lesser absorption. We add pH adjusters to determine the potency of the pouch. You'll find the same modifiers used in many baked goods.

This plant-based food additive is entirely safe for consumption. It acts as a stabiliser, maintaining moisture levels and providing a base for flavour.

Propylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol is a colourless, odourless liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. It works with glycerol to maintain consistency and evenly distributing flavour in the pouch.

Acesulfame K (Sweetener)
This calorie-free ingredient creates taste and flavour. You'll find it used in various foods - including protein shakes, drink mixes, frozen desserts, baked goods and chewing gum.

Sodium Benzoate
You'll find this compound used in foods and drinks across Europe and the UK, where it's used as a high-grade preservative.

Potassium Sorbate
This non-toxic ingredient is used in a variety of medicines and foods. It acts as a preservative, making sure no moulds can grow on the pouch.

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