Pregnancy has brought the researcher out of me. Recently, I did some research on amber necklaces after my friend bought one for her teething baby. What I found out was amazing to me.
Amber teething necklaces are made from amber, which is a fossilized tree resin. It contains Succinic Acid, which is something our body makes on its own in the metabolism. Since our body doesn’t make enough of this substance on it’s own we need to eat foods that are rich in Succinic Acid. What most people don’t know is that it can also found in certain food.
Food that contain Succinic Acid include:
- Green grapes
- Sunflower seeds
- Brewer’s yeast
I’m not a fan of most of those food, and dairy and cheese doesn’t agree with me while pregnant. I love seafood, but I’ve been weary of it ever since hearing about the dangerous side effects of mercury.
To fuel my curiosity for the need to have Succinic Acid, I continued my research. I found out that it not only stimulates the metabolism, but it also:
- Stimulates the liver and kidneys, make them resistant to toxins.
- Improves energy.
- Increases immunity.
- Provides oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
Researchers have found a link between succinic acid and cancer prevention. The treatment oil can decrease the formation of the cancer cells. Some scientists have found that it can restore damaged cells by rejuvenating them.
During pregnancy succinic acid can help with improving the body’s immune system. This can keep the mother healthy during pregnancy and the fetus’ development. Some studies have found that it can reduce the development of gestosis, reduce complications during childbirth and can help with recovering after labor and delivery and breast milk production.
These benefits are wonderful and the reason I decided to try one for myself. I found some research that said that too much succinic acid could be harmful, so I didn’t want to take a supplement.
With an amber teething necklace, the succinic acid is released from the beads with body heat. It’s only a small amount, so that’s what makes it better than taking supplements. When the oil is released, the skin absorbs it, and it enters the bloodstream. That’s when it gets to work on improving your body.
Here is a list of the common buying mistakes when shopping for or using Baltic amber necklaces.
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Buying a False Baltic Amber Necklace
Knowing how the Baltic amber necklace works (through heating up from your child’s natural body heat) means that we know that fake necklaces won’t do anything to help your child. It is important to consider the location that you plan to buy your necklace. It is equally important that your necklace is actually from the Baltic region. Having a company that will sell you your necklace accompanied by a certificate is the simplest method of ensuring that the teething necklace is indeed authentic.
There are other methods of figuring out if your necklace is authentic even if it doesn’t come with a certificate. Once you rub the beads of the necklace with a washcloth for twenty seconds, the washcloth should have enough static energy to pick up or move paper. If it does this, then you more than likely have an authentic necklace. Also if you rub the necklace against your own skin and it smells like pine then you can feel comfortable with the knowledge that it is authentic.
Buying the Wrong Design
When buying a Baltic amber necklace, it is important to consider the style of that necklace and whether it will be comfortable for your child. The beads on the necklace should consist of smooth rounded beads. They shouldn’t have rough edges that could irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. Each bead should be tied to the necklace individually, then they should be threaded multiple times in order to create a bond that is unbreakable. The thread and necklace should be made with all natural materials. The necklace itself shouldn’t be too tight, but also not loose enough that it could get entangled. Finally, the necklace that you choose should never have a hook clasp. These will be much too difficult to undo if there is an emergency.
Choosing a Discount Seller
There are many reasons and methods for which to save money, but this is not the time to bargain shop. Choosing auction websites or small, unknown sellers isn’t the best way to purchase. You want to buy from known, responsible retailers. This is the best way to guarantee that you have an authentic Baltic amber necklace. Make sure that the necklaces you are looking at are sold with a certificate of authenticity. This ensures that the Baltic Amber comes directly from the Baltic region.
Choosing Against Amber Teething Necklaces Too Quickly
Sometimes when we don’t understand something, we are quick to dismiss it. Especially when it comes to the wellbeing of our children. Choosing to not give these teething necklaces a try because of misunderstanding the product can be a mistake. They provide a natural solution to the pain and anguish that teething children often experience.
Not Taking the Proper Care of the Necklace They Do Buy
Baltic amber necklaces are long lasting pieces of beautiful jewelry. With the proper care, a necklace can be turned into a wonder heirloom by passing it down from one child to the next. However, with mismanagement, your necklace can be damaged. Remember that your child can take a bath while wearing the necklace but for pool visits, the necklace should be removed. Chlorine could damage the beads. Also, this necklace should be worn and not chewed upon. Chewing or gumming on the necklace can harm the necklace. It is best to have teething rings and other safe toys for chewing or gumming that can provide additional relief for your child in addition to the necklace.
I really love my necklace that I sometimes use as a bracelet. The great thing about it is that someday if my baby needs help with teething, I can just let her use my amber teething necklace. It can help her as much as it’s helping me throughout my pregnancy.
Disclaimer: With all pregnancy, it is advisable to check with your doctor before using any substance, even if it is a natural substance like succinic acid.
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