How many Nicotine pouches per day?
Nicotine pouches are still a relatively new concept outside of the Scandinavian market. Therefore, it's only natural to have some questions about how to use them properly. If you’ve tried Nicotine pouches, you’ll know how discreet and easy it is to place the small pouch under your lip. However, you may be uncertain of how much of it is safe to consume each day. Luckily, nicotine pouches are available in pre-packaged pouches, so you don't have to worry about how much to use per portion (or “pinch”). Instead, you can stay focused on how many pouches you are getting through on a daily basis, and ensure that you are following the usage guidelines correctly.
Length of use per pouch
The regular (and most commonly used) nicotine pouches tend to contain about 8 mg of nicotine but, of course, it is possible to buy nicotine pouches that contain both higher or lower nicotine levels. Interestingly, less than half of the nicotine is absorbed into your bloodstream during use. In fact, these absorption levels tend to remain around 10-20% of the nicotine present in the pouch. So, even if you prefer a product with a higher dose of nicotine – say 10 mg – you are only consuming 1-2 mg of nicotine per portion. This gives you a nice sense of control over your own consumption and allows you to adjust your choice of product accordingly.
It has also been recorded that the majority of the nicotine absorption occurs during the first 10 minutes of placing the nicotine pouch under your lip, after which it slows down and levels out. However, the body does continue to absorb nicotine for the entire duration that the pouch remains in your mouth, while the nicotine lingers in your bloodstream even after the product has been removed. Therefore, it is recommended that users should only use each nicotine pouch for approximately 20 minutes, in order to limit their nicotine intake – which should be fine as you'll continue to enjoy the remaining nicotine boost.
Please remember to always remove the nicotine pouch from your mouth and throw it in the bin. Make sure to not swallow it, as the nicotine absorption will continue in your stomach, and may cause some unwanted side effects in the long run – especially if you make swallowing a habit!
How many nicotine pouches can I consume?
Most users of nicotine pouches report that they consume around half a can of nicotine pouches per day, which equals approximately 10-12 portions a day. In turn, this equates to just less than one portion or pouch of pouch per waking hour, divided into 20 minute segments (and a total 3 hours spent using nicotine pouches throughout the day).
Naturally, there are users who exceed this average of 10-12 portions per day (and those who consume far less). The amount of nicotine that a consumer can handle varies from person to person, and how long the person has been using nicotine pouches for is also a factor here, as a natural tolerance builds with time. It’s important to listen to your body, and assess how the nicotine is making you feel.
Some users who tend to exceed the average usage have reported certain drawbacks, such as difficulty falling asleep – especially after consuming nicotine pouches close to bedtime. Nicotine users usually experience a 'kick' when ingesting it, therefore, if you are struggling to wind down before bed, it may be better to abstain from using this product until the morning – when you definitely will require that morning ‘pick-me-up’!
As always, remember to enjoy all things in moderation, and feel free to adjust your nicotine use to suit your own lifestyle and needs.