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What is Baltic Amber and How Can it Help Us?

Our Baltic Amber jewelry is a unique piece of history... the amber beads are fossils from an ancient forest. Baltic Amber is not a stone, but fossilized tree resin.

What is Baltic Amber? 
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 body's warmth causes the amber to release trace amounts of healing oils. These oils contain succinic acid, and are absorbed in to 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 its presence in the 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, such as pain 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.

While wearing a piece or two of baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you,
it has been a proven benefit to many.
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