Rosehip has been used for centuries as an ingredient in skincare 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 which supports a product, it is 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® is manufactured by Hyben-Vital in Denmark and is supported by over 30 scientific papers, including 4 double-blinded placebo controlled clinical trials, unique to Rose-Hip Vital® which have been published in peer reviewed journals internationally. This brand 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 the Rose-Hip Vital® product manufactured by Hyben Vital, Denmark (also known internationally as LitoZin and I flex) that has been the subject of testing in clinical trials and is the only product in the world which contains the patented GOPO® compound.
According to scientific research* GOPO® is isolated from dried and milled fruits of Rosa Canina by bioassay-guided fractionation, an anti-inflammatory agent with inhibitory effects on chemotaxis of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro. Its presence in Rose-Hip Vital® explains the clinically observed anti-inflammatory properties of rosehip herbal remedies.
Australia adheres to strict guidelines regarding therapeutic claims for complimentary therapies. These claims need to be supported by scientific evidence found in clinical trials. In order to make a claim, these trials should relate specifically to the product. Other products which use Rose-Hip Vital® scientific data are not able to make the same claims as they do not use the same manufacturing process.
Rose-Hip Vital® uses a unique patented manufacturing and drying process which activates a compound found within the fruit which then acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. If the Rosehip is manufactured without this process, claims may not be made about efficacy, if referring to these clinical trials.
* 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.