As someone who uses electronic cigarettes, you will have probably tried (and loved), ‘Menthol’ flavored E-Liquid. ‘Excellent!’ You may have thought, ‘I love a cool, minty flavor while I get my nicotine!’ and you’d be right to do so; it’s lovely. This is why we are here today to talk about Tsunami Menthol flavored E-Liquid! Indeed, that’s why you need to try Tsunami Menthol flavored E-Liquid! However, to be a fan of something is to know absolutely everything about it. It’s a common misconception that menthol and mint are the same things. They’re similar flavours, but ‘menthol’ is stronger and has more of a cool sensation than ‘mint’. Essentially, I think of it as menthol being a sensation where mint is a flavor.
But why is that?
Well, many kinds of mint contain the chemical compound menthol (it can also be created synthetically). It’s a crystalline substance, milky white or clear and a bit waxy, like this.
Menthol crystals are solid at room temperature but melt just above 96.8°F. Menthol crystals can be dissolved into other liquids. In the case of Tsunami menthol-flavored E-liquid, it’s dissolved into the base mixture of PG and VG. Then you add nicotine.
Menthols molecular formula is C10H20O (full name is actually ‘(1R,2S,5R)-2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexanol’) And it looks like this:
‘That’s all very interesting,’ I hear you say, ‘but it doesn’t explain why menthol gives me that chilly, cool feeling while I vape.’
That’s a good point. That cooling sensation actually comes from menthols’ ability to activate the cold-sensing receptors in your skin without them really being cold. Consequently, it’s so good at it that the protein is even known as ‘Cold and Menthol Receptor 1’ or ‘CMR1’.
It works the same way as spicy food tricking your nerves into thinking that they’re hot.
It’s also a bit of a mild painkiller, which is why they put it in those popular fruit-flavored throat lozenges you can get.
Tsunami Menthol flavored E-liquid has nicotine levels ranging from 0% to 24%. Every bottle has that lovely cooling sensation that makes them a joy to vape.
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And to find out more about menthol, read more here!
Do you have a favorite menthol-flavored E-Liquid? What is your favorite Tsunami flavor? Let us know in the comments! We can’t wait to hear what you think!