Rosehips have been used for centuries as an ingredient in skincare, as a feed supplement and more recently as a natural anti-inflammatory. So how do you know if a supplement can deliver on its promise? Several factors will support claims made and one should take note of that when choosing any supplement, including Rosehip.
What should you look for in a Rosehip supplement? Science is the key
When evaluating science supporting 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 published in independent peer-reviewed medical, pharmacology and health journals.
Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is manufactured by Hyben-Vital in Denmark and is supported by over 30 scientific papers, including 9 double-blind placebo controlled clinical trials. This product is acknowledged as the leader in the field of Rosehip manufactured as a natural anti-inflammatory. The respected international researcher, Robin Christensen, author of Rosehip powder Meta-analysis – emphasises that it is only product manufactured by Hyben Vital, Denmark that has been the subject of testing in clinical trials.
Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® contains dried and milled fruits of Rosa Canina, manufactured with patented processes which ensure the final product has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Therapeutic claims for complementary therapies need to be supported by scientific evidence found in clinical trials. In order to make a claim, these trials must relate specifically to the product. Other rosehip products referring to Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® scientific data are not able to make the same claims as they do not use the same patented manufacturing processes.
* 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.