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 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. It has the same active constituent as Rose-Hip Vital® for humans 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 research1, 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.

Regulatory Approval

Australia adheres to strict guidelines regarding therapeutic claims for complementary therapies intended for animal consumption. 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 itself. Other products which use these trials to support their claims are not effective as they do not use the same manufacturing process.

Rose-Hip Vital® Canine uses a unique patented manufacturing and drying process which activates a compound found within the fruit and is the subject of numerous scientific studies including 9 clinical trials unique to Rose-Hip Vital® products.

APVMA Approval No.: 66404/53576

  1. 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. ↩︎