Mountain Peak’s Cell Rescue (formerly named Anti-Inflammatory Formula) is one of our favorite natural anti-inflammatory combination products.
While the name has changed, the formula is comprised of the very same powerful collection of many of the best natural anti-inflammatories around.
Conventional over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen have a side effect that isn’t talked about much - but they can make your stomach bleed, inhibit cartilage repair and even stress the kidneys and liver when taken over a long period of time.
Despite these side effects (that are well-documented in the literature), many people continue to take these medications for any sort of ache or pain.
Cell Rescue Formula contains anti-inflammatory flavonoids, enzymes and botanical medicines that short-circuit the pro-inflammatory pathways in the body. It works by limiting the production of inflammatory molecules.
Enzymes are chemicals that help process chemical reactions in the body. Serrapeptase and protease are considered ‘proteolytic’ enzymes and work by turning off the production of inflammatory compounds where they’re generated in the body.
We do need inflammatory chemicals - they play a role in the healing process. However, left unchecked they can prolong and aggravate the healing of injuries.
Cell Rescue also contains Bromelain, another type of proteolytic enzyme. Notably derived from pineapple stems, this enzyme stops neutrophils, a certain type of white blood cell involved in the inflammatory process. Cell Rescue contains 250mg of high-potency Bromelain- doses at 200mg alone have been shown to be as effective as ibuprofen!
Flavonoids are compounds derived from plant pigments. There are many types of flavonoids; the ones contained in Cell Rescue are some of the most powerful anti-inflammatory flavonoids.
Quercetin and Rutin have the effect of limiting the production of two types of pro-inflammatory compounds (leukotrienes and prostaglandins) and are also strong anti-histamines. Histamine is best known for its role in allergies - creating swelling in the eyes, nose and respiratory tract, but it also is part of the pro-inflammatory cascade of chemicals.
The botanical medicines in Cell Rescue include Curcumin (an extract of Turmeric), Indian Frankincense aka Boswellia, Ginger root and Devil’s Claw. Combined, these botanical medicines are the cornerstone of the anti-inflammatory effects of Cell Rescue formula. They both work on the body’s two main pro-inflammatory systems, cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase.
Best Uses for Cell Rescue Formula:
- Aches, pains and muscle soreness
- For enhancing recovery
- In place of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, etc)
- Tendonitis, bursitis, ‘hot spots’ in muscle or other areas
How To Use Cell Rescue
Typically, we use 1-2 capsules two-three times daily, away from food for a specific injury or recovery process
To fight inflammation on an ongoing bases, 1-2 capsules once or twice daily.
When you’re going hard with training, racing and your body needs a break, the higher dose is suggested. If you’re in the off-season, recovering or just getting back into it, go with the higher dose.
It’s ok to try different doses and see what works for you - each body is different in how it will respond to natural medicines.
Always check with your doctor when adding supplements into your regimen; review the ingredient list to make sure it doesn’t contain anything you’ve not done well with in the past.
Cell Rescue is a lot more gentle on your body than standard anti-inflammatory drugs.
Let us know how it works for you!