Many Parents definitely ask this question: "Does Amber Teething Necklace really work?"
Would you like to find out what SCIENCE has to say in this area? Read this short article.
What is Baltic Amber? - A short into:
Amber teething necklaces are designed to be worn by babies when they are teething. It is a natural solution to alleviate your baby's teething discomfort. Nearly all amber teething necklaces are made from Baltic Amber. But what exactly is Baltic Amber?
Amber Teething Necklace in the Past - Did you know that?
Putting Baltic Amber teething beads on babies may seem like a trendy new concept, but in fact, it has been a common practice since ancient times. As far back as the time of Hippocrates, the great Greek philosopher known as the “Father of Western Medicine”, Baltic Amber has been used as a remedy for many ailments. Even as recently as the 1940s, Baltic Amber teething beads have been a favorite of German mothers and nannies for soothing teething pain and easing fussiness in infants.
Amber Teething Necklace Science - What makes it a natural soother?
The key component affiliated with Baltic Amber healing properties is a succinic acid which accounts for 8% of its make-up. Succinic acid is found in many vitamin supplements, heart medicine and topical creams for arthritis. Baltic Amber, in particular, is often found as an active ingredient in Chinese medicines.
That’s because succinic acid is also:
- immune boosting
- and calming and soothing.
How exactly does succinic acid work in the amber teething necklace?
The common belief is that the child’s body heats the amber, causing it to release oils containing succinic acid. The succinic acid, in turn, gets absorbed into the bloodstream, helping to ease baby’s pain. Definitive scientific studies that show how much succinic acid is released - and whether this amount is substantial enough to have an impact - do not exist. Succinic acid itself is considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because it “occurs widely as a natural constituent of the plants and animals which are commonly used for human food.” Succinic acid received attention and testing from the FDA since it’s so often added to ingestible products.
Watch this two-minute video to learn even more about amber healing properties:
If your baby is in the teething phase, Baltic Amber beads put a stop to teething pain where they can stay smiling. So it all comes down to happiness of our Kids:-)