The truth About Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces
There is a lot of controversy around what these are and how they help, so we thought we would share what we know about our Amber teething necklaces.
What is Amber?
Genuine Baltic Amber is formed from the fossilized resin of plants such as conifers and angiosperms. It is otherwise known as succinite as it contains 3-8% succinic acid, recognized by allopathic medicine as a therapeutic substance. The colour varies from white, to yellow or brown, and amber can even be found in red, black, blue or green shades. Dark flecks within the amber are bits of insects, plants, flowers or feather caught in the resin of the tree when it was still soft and these inclusions add character. Even though amber is sometimes referred to as a gemstone, as mentioned before, it is actually fossilized tree sap and is therefore lighter and warmer to the touch than stone.
How does it work?
Amber works best when in direct contact with the wearer’s skin. Amber releases trace amounts of succinic acid containing oil into the skin as it heats up due to body heat. These oils then enter the bloodstream through being absorbed into the skin.
Recognized as having many therapeutic properties. These include:
Other benefits of amber:
- It boosts the immune system
- It is said to help protect the body from radiation
- It can aid in treating bacterial infections
- It aids the body in the detoxification process
- It supports tissue regeneration
Furthermore, amber is electromagnetically alive – the ancient Greeks discovered this and their name for amber was electron, the word we get ‘electricity’ from. It produces negative ionization on the surface of the skin and this electro-negativity helps to prevent illness.
We stock genuine amber teething necklaces which has a safety release clasp.