What is Baltic amber?
Baltic amber is a natural fossilized tree resin (like sap) which formed over 40 million years ago from the Baltic Sea region of Europe/Asia. It contains the highest quantity in nature (3-8%) of succinic acid, which produces its anti-inflammatory properties. When worn on the skin, body heat causes the amber to release an oil containing succinic acid, which, when absorbed into the skin, works like a natural ibuprofen for pain and inflammation.
Amber comes in many different colors: the yellowy-orange that is associated with the color "amber," cloudy white, yellowish-clear, cherry, green, pink, blue, and black.
What is the anti-inflammatory succinic acid?
Succinic acid, or amber acid, has been used in Europe as a natural antibiotic and general cure-all for centuries. Baltic amber is also known as succinite, as its succinic acid is a powerful antioxidant, helps boost the immune system and energy drained in the body and brain, heightens awareness, concentration and reflexes, and reduces stress. It can contain as much as 3-8% succinic acid by weight, more than any natural element on Earth. Succinic acid is an alkalinizing acid, so it won't add to your body's acidity but will actually help neutralize and lower the body's acidity, making it very compatible with hazelwood.
Succinic acid was analyzed in 1886 by the pioneer of modern bacteriology, Nobel Prize-winner Robert Koch, who confirmed its positive influence, discovering that there is no risk of the accumulation of surplus amounts of succinic acid in the human organism, even after the introduction of considerable amounts into the body.
Its therapeutic properties are good for immune boosting, restoring energy, and chronic inflammation.
Calms the body and absorbs negative energy
How does Baltic amber help?
When amber is worn, your body heat warms the resin, and then it releases its succinic acid into your bloodstream to activate its healing powers.
Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort, such asdental issues (new teeth or dental decay), TMJ, allergies, sensory disorders, headaches/migraines, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, growing pains, back/shoulder/neck pain, tendonitis, restless leg syndrome, knee or join discomfort, and female cycle discomfort...just to name a few.
Baltic amber is most effective when worn close to the problem area. Example: teething babies should wear a necklace, but for carpel tunnel a bracelet is best! But as long as the succinic acid is entering the bloodstream, it is going to help.
Builds a Stronger Immune System and Restores Energy
Amber is believed to be a very powerful anti-oxidant that may help fight toxic free radicals and disruptions of the cardiac rhythm, stimulate the neural system recovery, and strengthen the immune system. It is also known to help compensate for energy drain in the body and brain; boost awareness, concentration, and reflexes; and reduce stress.
The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state. Succinic acid is used in the Krebs Cycle (another name for the Krebs Cycle is the Citric Acid Cycle).
When the human body reacts to stress, the cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic. Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood, and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood pH helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.
Helps Break the Cycle of Chronic Inflammation
Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.
When the body's cells are chronically inflamed, the immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.
Helps Filter Out Modern-Day Influences
The modern world is surrounded by all sorts of electrical disturbances to our body: radios, TV, microwaves, hairdryers, shavers, computers, and mobile phones. Modern research shows that we may protect ourselves against their negative influence with wearing amber jewelry - necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings, or pendants - or even by carrying a raw amber nugget in our pocket (or bra!). Wearing amber warms it up and changes ionization, positively influencing our mind and electrostatic field.
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