Baltic amber relieves pain and inflammation. Baltic amber is not a painkiller in itself; succinic acid is the active compound found in amber that has analgesic properties where it can assist in pain relief. Baltic amber contains around 3-8% succinic acid and has been studied for years in contemporary medicine. The highest concentration of succinic acid is found in the amber cortex--the outermost layer of the stone. When you wear Baltic amber, trace oils from the resin are absorbed through your skin as it heats to your body temperature. This allows the amber’s acid to enter your bloodstream leading to maximum therapeutic benefit.