What is Baltic Amber?
Baltic amber is considered to be the best variety of amber. It occurs irregularly as rounded nodules, drops, grains, and stalactites. Baltic amber is often a yellow, honey-like color, but may occur in many shades from pale yellow to dark brown. White pieces with a yellowish or bony tint are rare, and reddish, bluish and greenish tinted pieces are very rare. Some pieces of Baltic amber are transparent and clear, and others are cloudy and opaque.
And because amber jewelry is a gentle, natural remedy, it is totally safe, non-toxic, and has no side effects whatsoever. So what makes Baltic amber so unique and incredibly effective? It possesses one of the highest concentrations of succinic acid that can be found in nature. It is the active "ingredient" in the composite of plant and animal tissue that have come together within the fossilized resin. It is the primary driver of such profound and beneficial effects on the human body in its ability to heal and eliminate pain.
How does it work?
When the amber is warmed by the skin, a small amount of the succinic acid’s healing properties are released and absorbed by the skin into the blood stream. Amber is an all natural product that acts as an analgesic. Amber teething necklaces are NOT to be chewed on but worn against the skin.
Apart from its natural pain relieving properties, Baltic amber’s succinic acid may also help improve your body’s immune system. Plus, it calms the body down, allowing kids to be less fussy when they’re teething. Adults can also benefit from its calming properties whenever they are experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety.
Succinic acid is also rich in antioxidants, which is one of the reasons why some skincare products contain succinic acid. The acid activates production of proteins, prevents skin dehydration, and counteracts hyperpigmentation. Pregnant women can also use amber jewelry necklaces to relieve the stress associated with pregnancy without causing harm to themselves or their unborn child.
If you wish to take advantage of its benefits, make sure that you wear the amber necklace close to the ailment. That is, if you have arthritis in your hand, you will find it more advantageous to wear an amber bracelet rather than a Baltic amber necklace.
Baltic amber healing necklaces can provide pain relief for head, neck and throat areas involving congestion and respiratory issues. Amber bracelets are incredibly effective for rheumatism, arthritis, and aching muscles and joints. And if stress is one of your main sources of discomfort, you'll find that natural Baltic amber is an amazing anti-anxiety remedy.