Simply put, all amber is fossilized tree resin. A detailed explanation about Baltic amber beads is given in a later section.The Baltic Amber Beads, are obtained from areas around the Baltic Sea in Europe. Baltic Amber is the only type of amber used for healing. It contains a higher percentage (8%) of succinate, (its healing element) than amber from any other area.
Succinic acid is an essential acid which naturally exists in our body in small amounts.It's an alkalinizing acid (like lemon juice) so it doesn't add to your body's acidity and may actually slightly lower it.As a food additive and dietary supplement, succinic acid is generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
When worn on the skin, body heat causes Baltic amber to release an oil containing trace amounts of succinic acid.
Small amounts of succinic acid get absorbed into the skin and triggers the body to react like you've taken a natural Ibuprofen, therefore reducing pain and reducing inflammation.
Baltic amber is found to be helpful to relieve pain and inflammation issues, particularly teething pain.
It is also used to cure headaches, arthritis, tendonitis, and generalized pain throughout the body.