The Rosehip Specialists™ Pte Ltd is committed to supporting dogs suffering from joint pain by offering a proven 100% natural alternative which helps improve their quality of life. Rose-Hip Vital® products are additionally backed by over 30 scientific studies including 9 double-blind placebo-controlled 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®.

  • 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
  • K.Winther, J. Falk-Rønne, A. Kharazmi, A.V. Hansen, and E.W. Hansen – Does LitoVet, 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 blinded study on the immune system of horses, their working capacity and behaviour. Equine Veterinary Journal (1984) 16 (1), 59-65
  • 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 a link below to view the research paper or clinical trial:

Over-the-counter options for osteoarthritis joint pain, reviewing the latest evidence. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) United Kingdom.

28 Mar 2017

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 blinded, randomized study. OARSI 2010

26 Oct 2010

Rose hip powder that contains the natural amount of shells and seeds alleviates pain in osteoarthritis in the dominant hand – a randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled, cross-over clinical trial.

04 Jul 2013

Australian Family Physician: Rosehip – An evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis.

05 Jul 2012

BMC Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 2011: Rose hip and its constituent galactolipids confer cartilage protection by modulating cytokine, and chemokine expression

03 Nov 2011

Certificate of Origin

26 Oct 2010

Characterization of anti-inflammatory triterpene-acids from rose hip powder Rosa canina L

01 Sep 2010

A systematic review on the Rosa canina Effect and Efficacy Profiles

22 Jun 2010

Rose-hip herbal remedy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis a randomised controlled trial

02 Feb 2010

Efficacy of glucosamine hydrochloride or specialised rosehip powder in osteoarthritis patients an indirect comparison meta analysis

24 Sep 2009

Abstract A herbal remedy made from RHV improves daily

26 Feb 2009

Can a powder made from subtypes of rose hip act structure modifying in Osteoarthritis

25 Feb 2009

Anti Inflammatory and Chondro protective effects of Rose hip powder and its consitituent galactolipid GOPO

24 Sep 2008

A One year Survey on the Use of a Powder from Rosa canina lito in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Pain 270808

27 Aug 2008

The Glactolipid GOPO mediates beneficial Effects of Rosehip on Arthritis

11 Jun 2008

Laboratory and preclinical studies on the anti inflammatory and anti oxident properties of rosehip powder

06 Jun 2008

A standardized Powder made from Rosehips Rosa canina L

06 May 2008

Phytotherapy Research A Systematic Review On The Rosa Canina Effect And Efficacy Profile

03 Apr 2008

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage World Congress on Osteoarthritis Florida

06 Dec 2007

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases abstracts

16 Jun 2007

World Congress on Osteoarthritis Prague

07 Dec 2006

A Powder made from the seeds and shells of a Rosehip subspecies Rosa canina L Scandinavian Journal Rheumatology Vol34

07 Jan 2006

Breakthrough in reducing inflammation Nutracon Conference Notebook Anaheim

20 Mar 2006

Powder prepared from seeds and shells of a sub type of Rosa canina Litozin

10 Feb 2005

Activity guided fractionation and Structure Elucidation GOPO

29 Sep 2004

Hyben Vital Reduces Pain Stiffnes and inflammatory markers and improves well being in patients suffering from Osteoarthritis

24 May 2004

Impact of a Standardised Powder Crohns Ulcerative Colitis

01 Apr 2004

A Herbal Remedy Hyben Vital stand powder of a subspecies of rosa canina fruits reduces pain

21 Jan 2004

Anti inflammatory Galactolipid from Rose Hip that inhibits Chemotaxis

12 Feb 2003

Danish Institute Agricultural Sciences Case Study

10 Feb 2003

Support information 6 pages ASP 2003

01 Jan 2003

Herbal Remedy Hyben Vital Reduces consumption of Paracetamol in middle aged women

15 Aug 2002

Randomized double blind placebo controlled cross over trial of the Herbal Remedy in patients with Osteoarthritis

10 Jun 2002

Effects of Standardized Remedy Current Therapeutic Research

30 Jan 2002

LDL Cholesterol C Reactive Protein is influenced by Rosehip

09 Sep 2001

Hyben Vital Herbal Remedy reduces pain stiffness in the hip

17 Apr 2001

The Anti inflammatory properties of rosehip

04 Feb 1999

Can Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis benefit from the herbal remedy Rosehip

13 Jul 1999

Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminnescence of human neutrophils in vitro

12 Jul 1999

Abstract Form Cell Preserving and anti inflammatory of property

12 Sep 1997