What is Baltic Amber?
 
Baltic Amber is a fossilized tree resin and comes in a variety of shapes and colors. Baltic Amber is made for wearing (not chewing or ingestion). Amber contains succinic acid, a natural analgesic and healing agent. Amber will warm against your body and the succinic acid will be absorbed through your skin helping with pain relief.
 
 
For centuries, Baltic Amber has been used for a variety of ailments from teething pain to arthritis. Scientific research has shown that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human body. It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream, it stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothe inflammed areas. Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are recognized by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic (pain reliever), which can help to relieve many painful conditions.
 
Material: Natural 100% authentic Baltic Amber is used to make our products.
 
Baltic Amber Facts:
  • A natural analgesic (pain reliever).
  • Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear.
  • Wearing Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets on the skin can have a soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers.
  • When amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases small amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.
  • Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine.
  • In Austria, Switzerland and Germany, you will find amber teething necklaces sold in local pharmacies
How do amber healing beads work?

Amber is associated with sunlight and warmth and reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, accelerates the healing of wounds, reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach infections and respiratory disease. Amber is unique and has amazing results which are all natural. Baltic Amber is a traditional European baby teething remedy which has become popular all over the world.
 
How to Clean ~ wipe with a damp cloth.
 
Can I wear it in the shower?
Absolutely, it may even help with absorption! (Avoid pool useage and soaps in the shower.)
 
How long does Baltic Amber last?
Your amber will last many lifetimes.  The silk or elastic will wear out before the beads ever do.  If or when this happens, feel free to restring it or make it into something else fun and beautiful.
 
Are amber necklaces safe?
As a safety feature there is a knot before and after each bead, so that even in the extremely unlikely event of the string being torn, no beads are lost and there is no risk of choking. Amber necklaces are secured with a traditional screw clasp, not a hook and ring and not a magnetic clasp. These are designed to break with force.  But, that being said...I cannot tell you that they are completely safe for unsupervised children.  I can tell you that my children wear them 24/7 as do most of my customers.  But, you have to make that judgement call for your kidlings.
 
More Information:
Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.
 
How can baltic amber help us?
  • Pain Relief -
Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.
  • Strengthens the body's immune system -
In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.
  • Restoring Energy –

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.

Succinate is a raw material and a 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.

  • Maintaining Wellness -

When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s 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.

  • To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation -

Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.

When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s 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.

AMBER FACTS VS. MYTHS

Color of Amber and Effectiveness:

Genuine Baltic Amber contains 3-8% succinic acid (and only Baltic Amber). There are many sites that claim one is better then the other. We have not been able to find any true studies to prove that one colour has 3% and another has 8%. Many people think that the lighter the color the better, but many others say darker is better. Without ‘proof’ that one has more succinic acid then the other, the only way we can make judgements is by our client testimonials. Lucky for you (and us), ALL of our amber has had rave reviews for helping with pain!! So, please, buy the design that you love the most. If you still aren’t sure, we have many different designs that have several different colors so you get the best of both worlds!!

Raw vs Polished and effectiveness:

All of our amber is ‘raw’ amber. It is in its original state and has not been heated, treated or altered. We carry 2 different styles, polished and unpolished (which we call raw). All of the amber starts out as a matte/raw finish and to get polished beads, they are tumbled in a container with teeny glass beads that give it a shine, kind of like using sandpaper. Most raw/matte finished amber will become polished over time with wear. They all have the exact same effectiveness as they are all genuine Baltic amber in its natural form!

Real vs Fake Amber:

There are claims of a lot of fake amber out there and there is!! Most of the fakes are the large pieces with inclusions (bugs etc) inside. These sell for top dollar!! The amber products that we sell, are small pieces of amber that you wouldn’t find in an expensive jewelry store, collectors site or museum. Our products are made from the smallest of amber pieces. Think of diamonds, the smaller the piece, the value goes way down so there isn’t any real reason to create fakes for them. If you would still like to test your amber, use ¼ cup of salt and 2 cups of warm water ~ mix well. Place your amber in and it will float. I learned this the hard way….. rinse all of your amber after you take it out of the salt water. OH, and the best way to know if your amber is real or fake, buy from a trusted company, like Hip Green Baby!