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my new friend, ted’s pain cream

Ted's Pain Cream

Thank you to Ted's Pain Cream for sponsoring this post and,
more importantly, for making me feel better.

Okay, I am a skeptic. I pooh-pooh most claims, and it takes a lot to get me to try something that seems too good to be true.

So when Ted’s Brain Science approached me to test Ted’s Pain Cream, I admit I rolled my eyes.

Ted’s Brain Science? Ted’s Pain Cream? Really?

But my shoulder has been bothering me, my toes always hurt and I refuse to stop playing tennis every day. So I agreed, packed the tube in my bag and headed off on a press trip.

I applied Ted’s Pain Cream three times a day, as suggested, and — I couldn’t believe it. No, I seriously couldn’t believe it — within a day or two, I noticed both of those areas felt better than they had in a long time.

I was floored. I suddenly had a newfound appreciation for Ted, and spent some time researching him and his company.

Ted's Pain Cream

It turns out my new BFF, Ted, is better known (so far) as Dr. Theodore Price, head of the undergraduate neuroscience program at the University of Texas at Dallas. He and his amazing pain cream have a lot of science under their belts, which you can read about in detail on their surprisingly easy-to-understand website, but here’s the gist:

Like many of the best things in life, Ted’s Pain Cream is very simple. It’s made from just two natural ingredients: resveratrol, the powerful anti-aging molecule found in red wine, and salicylic acid, which comes from wintergreen plants and which makes the cream smell really good.

Best of all, Ted’s Pain Cream uses first of its kind neuroscience to not just mask pain, but to actually treat it. It’s meant for aches and pains like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, muscle strains, bruises, plantar fasciitis and even itchiness. Basically, it can be used anywhere with unbroken skin that hurts. In fact, Ted invented it because he couldn’t find anything that worked on his own Achilles injury.

And, because you know I love supporting companies that give back, I’m happy to report that every purchase of a Ted’s Brain Science product supports a neuroscience scholarship for a worthy student, as well as providing real-world research experience in their own labs.
This is such a win-win all around that I need to send a big thank you to Ted himself, along with an apology for rolling my eyes and originally not trusting him. I don’t think he’d care about that, though, because his bio says, “As a lifelong scientist, Ted doesn’t deal in trust.” Which is yet another thing I like about him.
I also like that he has a sense of humor.
Ted's Pain Cream
I’m tempted to ask Ted if using his pain cream will improve my tennis serve but I’ll let him be the one to make the jokes since his pain cream has already improved the way I feel.
In fact, I have come to rely on it so heavily, I’m now simply calling it — sorry, Ted — my pain cream.


  1. Thanks for your review. I’m going to see if I can get it here in the UK as I have carpal tunnel and pain relief would be appreciated

  2. My mother has carpal tunnel and I am always looking for ways to help her out. I’ll have to tell her to look for Ted’s

  3. Hm I hadn’t heard of Ted’s pain cream. But next time I pull a muscle I will see about giving it a go!

  4. Wow……..how terrific. As we age, we often have aches and pains that we never used to! I am going to try this for sure!vI In January, I suddenly woke up with tendinitis in my right arm! It was so painful. I sure could have used this.

  5. I’m usually pretty skeptical of these types of products as well. Your experience of Ted’s Pain Cream sounds very positive, however. I also love to support companies that give back. I will have to check this product out and see how it deals with my post-workout aches and pains.

  6. Oh, I have one shoulder (the left one) and two knees that bother me a lot lately and I haven’t done anything about that yet (I guess I expect the pain to disappear by itself). Ted’s pain cream looks like a good solution for my problems too, I’m glad you shared your opinion here. Thanks!

  7. Okay, I’m in. My thumbs have started yelling at me on a regular basis. So I’m really hoping Ted and his cream are the answer. I’ll let you know!

  8. This would be good for my mom. She’s got a bad back and this would be awesome for her.

  9. This is good news for many who suffer. Pain seems to be rampant among my crowd.

  10. My mom has bad knees due to age and weight. I am always trying to find good ways to help. I will definitely be getting her some.

  11. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in aspirin which gives it’s pain fighting abilities. I love that this compound is so simple. I’m glad it was effective for you.

  12. I hadn’t heard of Ted’s pain cream. This definitely sounds like something I need to keep on hand in case of aches.

  13. Its so good to know it works. I could have used it when moving and will keep it in mind for the future.

  14. I’ve never heard of resveratrol used for pain cream. I’m intrigued. I love that it helps fund scholarships for neuroscience students. that’s awesome!

  15. This such a great review. Ted’s Pain Cream is now an option if I experience any aches or pains.

  16. Now that I am older, I feel like I need to have products like this in my house. You never know when aches and pains may be coming especially after a long day.

  17. Oooh I love the white and green packaging for this! And I kind of love the name too. It makes it sound so easy and accessible. Ted’s Pain Cream, like Ted is someone that you know. Totally keeping this on my radar!

  18. Kristin Cheuvront says:

    I think Ted and I might need to be friends. Like best friends. 😉

  19. Nice product it is always good to learn of new products that can help with pain. Either after workout or for arthritis. I will have to check this Ted’s Pain Cream soon.

  20. I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on some of this cream as I’ve been suffering with a really bad pain in my shoulder recently. I think it could really help me 🙂

    Louise x

  21. I suffer from very bad pain in my feet, unexplained. It has stopped me from doing a lot of things in life. I need to find this ASAP!

  22. It’s rainy today and everywhere that could possibly ache is aching. I need to check out Ted’s Pain Cream and see if it will help me as well. I too love companies that give back.

  23. Ah this cream sounds amazing! I definitely need to try it out 🙂

  24. I work in a library and a lot of different people have carpal tunnel issues. I will have to let people know about this in my system and try this out.

  25. Just ordered myself a tube. Thanks!

  26. This would be great for my sister in law. She has carpel tunnel and has a lot of pain with it.

  27. Never heard of this brand. Like you, I would rather purchase a product from a company who gives back to the community!

  28. Amy johnson says:

    I’ve been diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy that affects my thighs making it rough to wear
    Pants! I pray it can help me.

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