*Baltic amber - the gold of the North*
"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 human body is beneficial in many ways. Amber is known to relieve headaches, teething pain, reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach, and to fight infections and respiratory diseases as it improves the body’s immunity"
What is Baltic amber?
Baltic amber is a natural fossilized tree resin (like sap) which formed over 40 million years ago from the Baltic Sea region. It contains the highest quantity in nature of succinic acid, which produces its anti-inflammatory properties. When worn on the skin, body heat causes the amber to release an oil containing succinic acid, which, when absorbed into the skin, works like a natural ibuprofen for pain and inflammation.
Why Baltic amber is so widely used in medicine?
The answer lies in its composition. In its composition, amber has a substance – or ingredient – called Succinic Acid. Baltic Amber includes 3% to 8% of Succinic acid which is the precursor to acetylsalicylic acid, otherwise known as one of the active ingredients in aspirin. It is widely utilized in modern medicine. Many people are unaware of the incredible influence that succinic acid has on our bodies. It is involved in several chemical processes, which are mostly related to our metabolism.
Succinic Acid was analyzed in 1886 by the pioneer of modern bacteriology, Nobel Prize-winner Robert Koch, who confirmed its positive influence, discovering that there is no risk of the accumulation of surplus amounts of succinic acid in the human organism, even after the introduction of considerable amounts into the body.
So, what are the healing properties succinic acid possesses?
- Succinic Acid as Natural Antibiotic
- Succinic Acid Stimulates the Nervous System
- Succinic Acid Protects Cells
- Succinic Acid Has Positive Effect on Heart
- Succinic Acid as Natural Antioxidant
- Succinic Acid Improves Immune System
- Succinic Acid as a Cleanser
- Succinic Acid Clears the Mind of Negativity and Calms You
Baltic amber is a specific subset of amber that is found only in northern Europe. Baltic amber is mainly found in the areas surrounding the Baltic Sea which is why it is called “Baltic” amber. Resin has been found in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden and as far west as the United Kingdom. Baltic amber accounts for over 90% of the world’s known amber today.
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