You probably have heard of resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant and so-called-anti-aging ingredient found in red wine (ours comes from grape skins or from Japanese knotweed). Well it turns out resveratrol may do a lot more than just drive up the price of makeup. According to Dr. Ted Price’s peer-reviewed, pre-clinical neuroscience research, resveratrol might be a nociceptor’s new best friend.
(In case you’re not a neuroscientist, a nociceptor is a specific type of nerve that senses pain).
So why is Ted’s™ Brain Science Products so different from every other pain treatment in the world?
To explain that, we have to explain pain (don’t worry, this will only hurt a little).
Here’s a short video we made on the basics.
To go a little more in depth, when you get an injury, the nerves nearby do more than just carry the pain signal to your brain. They become hyperexcited, which means they turn up the volume on all other sensations. So after an injury, much of the pain you feel can actually be false pain caused by the volume on your nerves being “too loud”.
Over time, this hyperexcitability mechanism can turn into chronic pain. It can even lead to opioid dependency and abuse. It doesn’t have to, though.
Through his pre-clinical research, Ted and his team discovered that resveratrol appears* to turn the volume on pain nerves back to normal levels. So false pain gets eliminated, but true pain signals (the helpful, stop-doing-that-you’re-hurting-something! kind) can still get through.
*Important word there, “appears,” we want to be clear that Ted’s research is new, – it’s been peer reviewed, but it has not been through human clinical trials. As academic scientists we’re reluctant to make grand claims without years and years of replication and re-review and re-re-view, so we’re speaking cautiously for now.
We took the ingredient in Ted’s research and added it to wintergreen oil, a natural, proven pain-fighting ingredient (AKA methyl salicylate). When applied three times a day for an initial seven days, most users report that the combination of resveratrol and wintergreen leads to meaningful relief, in some cases even permanently. Yes we made a cream you may only need to buy once. Not the best business decision. But, from our point a view, a great science decision.
Try Ted’s™ today and experience the difference yourself.
If you can’t get enough of our story, here’s the whole thing, from conception to today. Also, if you happen to enjoy dense, academic science prose and know your way around a methodology or two, feel free to dig into our research yourself.