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Succinic Acid (also called Amber Acid) has been used in Europe as a natural antibiotic and general curative for centuries. Succinic acid makes up a large part of natural baltic amber. Succinic Acid is also a natural constituent of plant and animal tissues.

Natural Baltic Amber contains as much as 8 percent succinic acid by weight.

It is very important to your body. It is used in the Krebs Cycle which is involved in the intermediary metabolic process. Another name for the Krebs Cycle is the Citric Acid Cycle.

A powerful anti oxidant that helps fight toxic free radicals and disruptions of the cardiac rhythm, succinic acid has been shown to stimulate neural system recovery and bolster the immune system, and helps compensate for energy drain in the body and brain, boosting awareness, concentration and reflexes, and reducing stress.

Even before mankind knew that there were things called acids and antibiotics, the people of Europe recognized that amber had magical curative powers. They used it when we today would use an antibiotic.

Now that modern science has discovered what succinic acid can do, it has confirmed what the people of Europe have known for centuries.

The ancients wore natural Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets, made from amber stones and chips that washed up on the shores of the Baltic Sea, that were thought to have magical curative powers. They surely had no idea that they were high in succinic acid, but they knew they worked magic on their ills.

They used amber in other forms, as well. They made medicines from powder, chips, and stones. They applied amber oils to their bodies to cure ills and slow aging. Amber chips and oils were burned to improve the air in their living quarters and repel flies, mosquitoes and other insects. .

A Dominican Monk, Albert The Great, born in 1193, called Natural Baltic Amber Succinium and stated that it was the most effective of the leading medicines of the time. In order of effectiveness he listed them as Succinium, ocastoreum, mors, camphor, tartarus, and aurum. Amber tinctures were made from beer, wine and water. People found them effective against everything from stomach aches to rheumatism.

When the plagues devastated Europe during the middle ages, amber was used for fumigation. Burning amber is both aromatic and irritating. And that is due to the high content of succinic acid in the smoke.

The Prussian Priest Matthaus Praetorius recorded that in 1680, "During the plague not a single amberman from Gdansk, Klaipeda, Konigsberg or Liepaja died of the disease"

Even today aroma therapists use Amber smoke to cure people of a wide range of ills and to revive energy.

More modern Europeans used the curative properties of amber in many ways. Recognizing its properties as an antibiotic, they have used, and continue to use it, for amber baby teethers, baby teething necklaces, spoons and pipe mouthpieces. Aristocrats of the 17 th Century brewed tea in special amber containers.

In the 20th Century, European scientists and military doctors led the way in following up on the ancient knowledge. They found that it would help improve the bodies immune system after exposure to radiation from industrial accidents.

It has also been found to help the immune system combat infections, help cure hangovers and work against other toxins.

Research at the University of Hamburg, Germany confirms the safe and positive effects of succinic and fumaric acids in cellular metabolism.

Dr. Veniamin Khazanov of the RAS' Institute of Pharmacology at the Tomsk Scientific Center says "For aged people, succinic acid has proved to be indispensable. It is capable of restoring the energy balance at the cellular level, which is often upset as the years go by, and helps the patient regain his youthful energy." He says also that it has proven the equal or better of many commercial drugs and is significantly less expensive.

And once again following up on what the Europeans have known from their use of amber for centuries, science has found that it helps cure a hangover by helping the body rid itself of the toxins that cause the hangover.

Succinic acid: composition, as used

Take succinic acid supplement is recommended during increased physical, emotional, intellectual load.

Our body roduces 200 mg of succinic acid per day. This amount might not be sufficient during stressful periods, when our energy is running low.

Succinic acid, can also found in some foods:

  • kefir, yogurt;
  • rye bread;
  • seeds
  • cheeses;
  • beet juice;
  • unripe gooseberries;
  • grapes;
  • beer yeast and beer itself;
  • barley;
  • vintage wine.

There are several schemes receiving succinic acid with health benefits.

  1. In the general scheme for the maintenance of the immune system, and should take one tablet three times a day with meals (necessarily, otherwise appear heartburn, and you can earn and ulcers at a constant violation of the rules of reception) for the prevention of the common cold or SARS adults. Standard course length is one month.
  2. For large loads can be slightly change the scheme: take three tablets for three days, then make a one-day break.The course of treatment - ten tablets.
  3. When alcohol poisoning or severe intoxication caused by other reasons, you should take one tablet every hour until the relief, but no more than six tablets a day
  4. If you want to prevent a hangover, take two tablets with food before going out drinking.

Succinic acid: what is the use for the body?

Useful properties of succinic acid is not exaggerated.This substance is really energises the body needs it, while not spending on those authorities who work "in the normal mode."Surprisingly useful properties of succinic acid, its use is explained best:

  • improves the supply of tissues, organs, blood, increases the hemoglobin, strengthens the walls of blood vessels;
  • is a powerful antioxidant, helping to rejuvenate the whole body;
  • prompts cells renewal;
  • reduces the harmful effects of toxic substances and facilitates their evacuation of the body;
  • normalizes the cardiovascular, urinary, intestinal, nervous system, liver, brain and other organs;
  • relieves the state of chronic fatigue, replenishing body reserves.

Periodically take succinic acid for the benefit of the body is recommended to athletes, physically running and frequently ill people, students during the sessions.The drug is perfectly restores the body with reduced immunity, during and after a serious illness, under stress, alcohol intoxication.Useful properties of succinic acid can be used as preventive measures for influenza and colds season.

Succinic acid is beneficial for people, suffering from diabetes and cancer. It stimulates the production of insulin, normalizes metabolism, inhibits the growth of tumors by stopping the rate of degeneration of cancer cells, contributes to recovery after treatment and reduces the risk of relapse.

Recommended intake succinic acid for the treatment of varicose veins , the weakness of the vascular walls, poor circulation, recovery from treatment of ischemia. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the drug is used in kidney inflammation, cirrhosis of the liver, disorders of lipid metabolism in the liver, for the treatment of bronchial asthma.

Considerable benefit to the body and brings a succinic acid to healthy people. It slows the aging process, improves mood and tone, supports reproductive functions, it helps get rid of drowsiness and weakness, improves overall health.

Some people succinic acid helped to lose weight, although this destination is not this drug. There is even a special regimen of pharmaceutical products, but its real effectiveness is not proven.

Article byMarguerite Little