When choosing any supplement, including Rosehip, it’s important that you do your research. It’s true that Rosehip has been used for centuries as an ingredient in skincare, as a feed supplement, and more recently as a supplement for joint pain. But how do you know if a supplement can really deliver on its promise?
In a word: Science.
We’re not just talking about reading the label here. When evaluating the science which supports a product, it’s important to ascertain the level of testing, with the most detailed level being double-blind placebo controlled clinical trials. These trials are then published in independent peer-reviewed medical, pharmacology and health journals.
Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is supported by over 30 scientific papers including 9 clinical trials, unique to Rose-Hip Vital products, which have been published in peer reviewed journals internationally. Manufactured with patented extraction and drying processes, Rose-Hip Vital Canine contains the same active compound found in Rose-Hip Vital® for humans, called GOPO®, and the brand is now acknowledged as the leader in the field of manufactured Rosehip.
Robin Christensen, respected international researcher and author of Rosehip Meta-analysis, emphasises that it is only the Rosehip powder in Rose-Hip Vital® products that has been the subject of testing in clinical trials and is the only product in the world which contains the patented active compound.
According to scientific research*, the active compound found in Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is isolated from dried and milled fruits of Rosa Canina by bioassay-guided fractionation and shows inhibitory effects on chemotaxis of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro. Its presence in Rose-Hip Vital® Canine explains the clinically observed properties of this Rosehip herbal remedy.
* An Anti-inflammatory Galactolipid from Rose Hip (Rosa canina) that Inhibits Chemotaxis of Human Peripheral Blood Neutrophils in Vitro
Erik Larsen, Arsalan Kharazmi, Lars P. Christensen, and S. Brøgger Christensen
Department of Food Science, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Aarslev, Kirstinebjergvej 10, DK-5792 Aarslev, Denmark, Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Tagensvej 20, DK-2200, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universitetsparken 2, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.