Your Amber Questions Answered

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There are a number of questions regarding Amber and Amber Necklaces and Bracelets that come up frequently from our customers.  We hope you find the answer you are looking for below.  If not, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to answer any query regarding amber and how to use it.

Q. What is Amber?
A. Amber is the fossilized resin of trees.  40 million years ago, this resin was exuded by trees to heal damage to a branch or trunk.  The resin remained intact to become a fossil and still retains its healing properties.  

Q.  What is Baltic Amber?
A. This is amber from areas around the Baltic Sea in Europe.  Baltic Amber is the only type of amber you should use for healing.  It contains a higher percentage (8%) of succinite, its healing element, than amber from any other area.  We stock ONLY Baltic Amber, handpicked from reputable amber artisans with exceptional experience and knowledge.  View our Amber Collection.

Q. What do you do with it?
A.  It is worn against the skin.  The warmth of the skin against the amber will allow the body to absorb the healing element in amber - succinite.  Best results will be had if it is worn 24/7.    

Q. What will it do?
A. Amber has natural pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly well known to help with the pain of bone and joints. But its positive benefit does not end there.  Our customers have reported that amber has helped for many chronic conditions including skin conditions, migraine, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive strain injuries.  Amber can also help ease stress and promotes more restful sleep.  Read more...

Q. How does it help?
A.  Amber contains succinite.  This is a substance that is found in nature and in our bodies (in much smaller amounts than Baltic amber). Succinite acts as an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic.  Succinite is recognized by the medical world and is chemically manufactured today by the pharmaceutical industry for use in immune system medications among many applications.  The healing benefit of Amber has been known about since ancient times.  Amber has been used throughout Europe for generations.

Q. Should you see an effect immediately?
A. Some people find they notice an improvement by the next day.  But it can take longer for others.  Just like taking a food supplements, you will not feel an immediate effect.  We ask adults to commit to wearing it for 3 to 4 weeks. 

Q.  How long will the amber work?
A. Amber  is good for roughly 2 years, depending on how it is cared for.   It can become brittle and faded over time, especially if exposed to soaps and creams, perfumes, chlorine or heat.  Please check your amber occasionally for signs of wear and tear. Buy your replacement amber here.

Q. How should I clean it?
A. Just dip in warm water and rub dry with a soft cloth.  Plain water will not harm the amber but washing agents/detergents may so take it off while in the bath or swimming pool.  Do not let your amber come in contact with hot water or a hot radiator.

Q.  Why are they different colours and shapes? 
A. Amber comes from nature in a range of colours from transparent through the colour spectrum to black.  If it is genuine Baltic amber, it contains 8% succinite and all colours works in the same way.  It comes naturally in different sizes and shapes.  These are graded and categorised to make different products.  You can choose which you think will look best. The choice is purely aesthetical.  Because amber is natural, every product is unique and different. 

Q.  How do I know if it is genuine Amber?
A. We here at buy only from reputable suppliers directly from the Baltic area.  We test all our deliveries to ensure it is genuine amber.  It is not in our interest to sell anything other than genuine Baltic amber because we want you to be happy. Read more...

Q.  What problems can benefit?
A.  Customers have reported back to us that amber has been helpful for many complaints such as headaches, rheumatism, insomnia, thyroid problems, throat problems, ear problems.  At Amber SOS, we also stock Amber Bracelets and Amber Necklaces for adults. Read more.....

Q. Can you have a reaction/allergy to amber?

A. From our experience, a very small number of people, 1 in 500, may develop a localized rash which will clear on the removal of amber.  This may have a connection to colophony, a resin sensitivity. Once the amber is removed, the rash subsides and not ill effects are subsequently reported.  This may have a connection to colophony, a resin sensitivity.

Please note: We are not medical people ourselves and can only give you the benefit of our experience in amber. We caution that the information we give is not intended as medical advice and is an opinion for information only. Always seek advice from a qualified health care professional if you have any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not under any circumstance disregard professional advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of content found on this site. 

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