What is Baltic Amber/How Can it Help Us?
What is Baltic amber?
amber is a fossilized tree resin (over 40 million years old!) This
amazing substance is an all-natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory used
for centuries as a remedy for many ailments. Baltic amber (also known
as succinite) has some of the highest concentrations of succinic acid
found in nature, which is what makes Baltic amber so special and gives
it its healing potential.
What is succinic acid?
salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances
in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy
creation. It restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and
helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
How does Baltic amber help us?
worn on the skin, it is said that trace amounts of succinic acid from
the amber are absorbed into the body, benefiting it in many ways:
Baltic amber is worn by our customers for a number of health and
wellness benefits. It can help take the
edge off of the discomfort and symptoms associated with: dental issues
(such as the emergence of new teeth, orthodontic brace adjustments,
TMJ), growing pains, allergies, sensory disorders associated with
autism, headaches and migraines, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck
and shoulder discomfort, tendonitis, menstrual cramping, restless leg
syndrome, back and knee discomfort, joint pain from chemotherapy, and
order to be most effective, Baltic
amber should be worn close to the site of the discomfort. For example,
for arthritis in the hands, we would recommend a bracelet rather than a
- To help break a 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
In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.
- Strengthens the body's immune system
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
Succinate is a raw material and catalyst in the
Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs
Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.
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. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to
depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
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.Why are there so many different colors of amber?
The different colors
of amber are in-part a reflection of its history and contact with its
environment. A few of the factors contributing to the differences in
color are the amount of microscopic air bubbles present. When air bubbles
make up more than 50% of the background the amber can be completely
white. This also determines the level of transparency or opacity of the amber.
The color of amber is also affected by the organic remains left trapped inside
such as soil and bark. Another factor that affects color is the
environment in which the amber spent the bulk of its life. For example,
if the amber has spent the majority of its lifespan in or near a table of ground
water this will give the amber more vibrancy and it will retain a lighter
color. Or the amber could have ended up on
a sand dune and spent many years being warmed by the sun darkening the
amber over time.
Information presented by Professor Barbara Kosmowska, Poland
What color/style do we recommend?
answer is that we do not carry any products that we do not recommend!
We recommend them all. While some folks prefer the lighter colors of unpolished amber, our customers' experiences reveal that all colors and
styles provide relief so have fun and choose what you like best!
While wearing a piece or two of Baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that ails you, it has been a proven benefit to many!
Check out our testimonials for Baltic Amber!