Rose-Hip Vital Pty Limited is committed to supporting the joint health and general wellbeing of people, dogs and horses by offering a proven 100% natural alternative which helps improve quality of life. Rose-Hip Vital® products are backed by more than 30 scientific studies including 9 clinical trials unique to Rose-Hip Vital products.
Below are links to all the scientific data that relates specifically to Rose-Hip Vital patented Rosehip powder. It does not relate to generic rosehip.
Note: In Europe Rose-Hip Vital® Canine is sold under the name Litopet® and Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is sold under the name Litovet®.
- K. Winther, A. Kharazmi, A. S. V. Hansen and J. Falk-Rønne – The absorption of natural Vitamin C in horses – a randomised, placebo-controlled and parallel study on trotters during a three month training period. Sept, 2010 Vol (1).
- A Ragone, A. S. V. Hansen, P. Hansen, A. Kharazmi and K. Winther – A herbal remedy derived from subspecies of Rosa Canina, improves the immune response, working capacity and well-being of dogs. A parallel, placebo-controlled, double blind randomized study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Vol. 18Supplement 2, Page S.149
- Does LitoVet (Rose-Hip Vital® Equine), a herbal remedy made from Rosa Canina, act as an anti-inflammatory agent in horses exposed to strenuous exercise – a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel, double-blind study on the immune system of horses, their working capacity and behaviour. K Winther, J Falk-Rønne, A Kharazmi, A V Hansen, E W Hansen. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2008; vol 16: supp 4, 44-45 (ISSN 1063-4584)
- K.Winther, J. Falk-Rønne, A. Kharazmi, A.V. Hansen, and E.W. Hansen – Rosehip extract exerts an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect in horses.
- Identification and characterisation of the active component GOPO in humans and horses. Larsen et al. Journal of Natural Products 2003; 66: 994-995
- Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences. Feb 10, 2003 – Animal Breeding and Genetics and Horticulture.
- K. Winther, E Rein and A. Kharazmi – The anti-inflammatory properties of rosehip. Inflammopharmacology, Vol. 7, No. pp 63-68 (1999)
- Arsalan Kharazmi and Kaj Winther – Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo. Inflammopharmacology, VCol.7, No. 4, pp 377-386 (1999)
- Erik Larsen, Arsalan Kharazmi, Lars P. Christensen and S. Brøgger Christensen – An anti-inflammatory galactolipid from rose hip (Rosa canina) that inhibits chemotaxis of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro. J. Nat. Prod. 2003, 66, 994-995
- D. A. Daels-Rakotoarison, B. Gressier, F. Trotin, C. Brunet, M. Luyckx, T. Dine,
F. Bailleul, M. Cazin1 J-C. Cazi – Effects of Rosa canina fruit extract on neutrophil respiratory burst. Phytotherapy Research. Res. 16, 157–161 (2002)
Scientific Journals on Rose-Hip Vital®
Please click on the link to view the research paper or clinical trial.
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APLAR 2008 – a presentation by Joseph Schwager, Phd, at the APLAR conference Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology conference in Japan titled The Galactolipid GOPO Mediates Beneficial Effects of Rose Hip on Arthritis by Reducing Chemokine and Interleukin Production in Macrophages and Chondrocytes, showed that an active compound, when isolated from the Rosehip, may play a role in assisting in the rebuilding and protection of cartilage.
OARSI 2008 – A study released by Arasalan Kharazmi, Phd, at OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) – Laboratory and preclinical studies on the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of rosehip powder – Identification and characterisation of the active component GOPO® – demonstrate through assessment of in vitro studies that rosehip powder exhibits anti-inflammatory as well as anti-oxidant activities.
JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY 2005 – A trial published in the Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology – A Powder made from seeds and shells of Rosehip Subspecies (Rosa Canina L) reduces the symptoms of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis: a Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial – showed that 82% of patients reported a reduction in pain after 3 weeks of active treatment with GOPO®. Pain was alleviated to such an extent that 40% reduced their consumption of parecetamol1
Further evidence of the effectiveness of GOPO® on chronic joint conditions has been reported by the Phytomedicine Journal of 2004; 66% of patients taking GOPO® reported a reduction in joint pain. Interestingly, patients also reported an improvement in general wellbeing, including mood, sleep quality and energy.