Baltic Amber and Succinic Acid

Baltic Amber & Succinic Acid

Baltic amber contains between 3-8% of Succinic acid, which is a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of Succinic acid is found in the amber cortex - the external layer of the stone.

Nobel-prize winner Robert Koch (1886), the pioneer of modern bacteriology, proved that Succinic acid has a positive influence on the human body. In the 1930's and 40's, European biochemists discovered that Succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid - or Krebs cycle. This is how carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized into energy.

The chemical properties of the resin act as a natural embalming agent with both drying and anti-microbial properties. Ancient Egyptians used pine resin as an embalming agent. During wars when medicinal supplies were not available, doctors would sometimes slap tree resin on a wound as a disinfectant in efforts to save lives.

Amber products are sold in pharmacies in many European countries including Switzerland, Germany and Austria where amber has been respected for its medicinal qualities for centuries.

The Amber Necklace has been passed on through generations as a source of traditional healing. Amber's amazing properties offer parents a natural, drug-free alternative to relief pain in children. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal as a natural homeopathic product for children and adults.

Amber has been the subject of scientific studies which clearly indicate therapeutic properties.  Amber is the fossilised resin from prehistoric trees with some dating as far back as 50 million years ago. The resin would have been used by the tree itself as a natural antibiotic or for preservation. For centuries it has been worn as a natural remedy for pain relief. When amber is worn on the skin, heat releases minuscule amounts of healing oils which are absorbed into the bloodstream. Scientific findings show that amber is electromagnet, producing significant amounts of organic, purely natural energy.

The cord in each of our amber children's necklaces and bracelets are knotted by hand in between each bead, so should the necklace break, the rest of the beads will not scatter. The necklaces have also been subject to stringent testing (EN 71-1:2011 8.38, 5.14) and breakaway feature separation test (EN 71-1:2011 8.4.2.1) at the Toys and Chemistry Items Testing Laboratory.

Always remember that Amber necklaces and bracelets for children are made to wear, but not to chew! At night, nap time or when the child is unattended, the necklaces and bracelets should be removed.