Enter curiosity: I've been itching to try the Baltic amber remedy ever since I learned about it some months ago. And Baltic amber with hazelwood? I've heard that is a winning combination which will help to absolve, mitigate, or even totally dispel many ailments, aches, pains, acid reflux, etc., for adults and children.
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I'm hoping to one day try the Baltic amber and hazelwood products offered by Inspired By Finn as I've come to understand they verify and provide the sources from which they obtain their amber so that the buyer can know they've come across the real deal in healing amber, not just some knock-off that doesn't fabricate or fail to trace the origins of their product for you. IBF has come highly recommended on all the natural parenting sites I've come across, and from all the other sensible information dispensed and shared, I dare say this company has some credibility. My little guy will surely benefit from the natural healing and soothing properties when the stressful times of teething really set in for him (and me!).
How it works, as described on the IBF website:
Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin.
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 skin's warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into 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 human 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 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!
And a similar in-depth explanation of hazelwood can be found here: Hazelwood Benefits
So, there you have it! One of the many beneficial products I wish to utilize in the future while furthering my natural parenting 'career'-- the most wonderful and rewarding job I've ever had!
Thoughts on Baltic amber or hazelwood? Let me know in the comments section below!