An active lifestyle requires healthy mobile joints allowing repetitive movement free of pain, stiffness or discomfort. The more active we are, and as we age, the more we damage our joints. While there is no cure for the degeneration of joint cartilage, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is helping many Singaporeans maintain a healthy and active lifestyle by helping to rebuild and protect cartilage, reducing inflammation, swelling and stiffness.

Some white blood cells in the body contain granulocytes which enable them to ‘clean’ an inflamed OA joint by destroying the bacteria in it. Too many of these white blood cells actually wear down tissue cartilage. Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® helps to protect cartilage by stopping excess white blood cells from accumulating in the joints.

In large numbers they can also produce chemical enzymes and toxic free-radicals which cause even more tissue damage. Accumulation of white blood cells combined with the release of chemical substances causes joint pain and inflammation. The more inflamed a joint becomes, the more the white blood cells are attracted to it – a painful cycle.

Besides being a clinically proven natural anti-inflammatory, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is also a powerful antioxidant and rich source of natural vitamin C. This combination provides significant support to the immune system which helps the body to repair and rebuild damaged cells, including cartilage. Whether it be for recovery after exercise, injury or surgery, or just for general health and wellbing, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is a safe natural and highly effective supplement for those who wish to remain active.

Knee Pain

New scientific research has shown that Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® can not only reduce inflammation in people with arthritis but also protect the joints of active people without joint damage.

The clinical study, conducted in the United Kingdom, ‘The effect of a glycoside of mono and diglycerol (GOPO®) supplementation on passive knee joint forces and subjective assessment of pain in a non-arthritic population’, found a patented Rosehip powder from Denmark helps improve knee mobility and may prevent damage to knee cartilage and tissues – even in people without arthritis.

Conducted by The Centre of Sport & Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University, the study found that regular ingestion of standardised Rosehip powder, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®, decreased joint pain and joint resistance in knee joints.

Professor Marc Cohen, Head of Health Sciences at RMIT University said “More than two thirds of the men who took Rosehip with GOPO® experienced an improvement in passive joint flexion and more than 90% recorded improvements in knee extension.”

Another trial published in the Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology in 2005 – ‘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 Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®. Pain was alleviated to such an extent that 40% reduced their consumption of paracetamol.

A review on the research supporting Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®, written by Professor Marc Cohen and published in Australian Family physician, ‘suggests that this standardised rosehip powder imported from Denmark may offer a first line therapy and is a viable replacement for conventional drug therapies such as NSAIDS in osteoarthritis and possibly other inflammatory diseases.’

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by arthritis, injuries or other problems. Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is offering significant relief to those suffering from hip pain, often allowing them to continue doing the things they love with less pain and greater mobility. In several reported cases the addition of Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® has even allowed inevitable hip replacement surgery to be postponed.

A placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial involving 94 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee found treatment with Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® resulted in a significant reduction in pain and use of medication after 3 weeks and significant reduction in disability, stiffness, and severity of the disease after 3 months of treatment. 82% of patients reported a reduction in pain after 3 weeks of active treatment with Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®. Pain was alleviated to such an extent that 40% reduced their consumption of paracetamol.

A review on the research supporting Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®, written by Professor Marc Cohen and published in Australian Family physician, ‘suggests that this standardised rosehip powder imported from Denmark may offer a first line therapy and is a viable replacement for conventional drug therapies such as NSAIDS in osteoarthritis and possibly other inflammatory diseases.’

Hand Pain

Pain or weakness in your hands can make it difficult to do even the simplest everyday tasks, like opening jars, writing, typing and driving a car. Hand pain has many causes including disease such as arthritis, or injury affecting bones, muscles, joints, tendons, blood vessels or connective tissue.

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common types of arthritis in the hand. In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over clinical trial investigating the impact of Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® and the consumption of rescue medication in patients with osteoarthritis of the hand, 90% of patients in the group receiving Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® first showed a reduction in pain.

The consumption of rescue medication such as paracetamol, codeine and tramadol also declined significantly.

A review on scientific evidence on Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® published in Australian Family Physician and written by Australia’s foremost expert in complimentary medicine, Professor Marc Cohen, suggests it may offer effective first line therapy and is a viable replacement or supplement for conventional drug therapies such as NSAIDs in osteoarthritis and possibly other inflammatory diseases.

Foot Pain

An active lifestyle requires healthy mobile joints allowing repetitive movement free of pain, stiffness or discomfort. Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain which can become chronic if ignored, often limiting general mobility and the ability to carry out everyday activities.

The more active we are, and as we age, the more we damage our joints. While there is no cure for the degeneration of joint cartilage, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is helping many Singaporeans maintain a healthy and active lifestyle by helping to rebuild and protect cartilage, reducing inflammation, swelling and stiffness.

Besides being a clinically proven natural anti-inflammatory, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is also a powerful antioxidant and rich source of natural vitamin C. This combination provides significant support to the immune system which helps the body to repair and rebuild damaged cells. Whether it be for recovery after exercise, injury or surgery, or just for general health and wellbing, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is a safe natural and highly effective supplement for those who wish to remain active.

A review on the research supporting Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®, written by Professor Marc Cohen and published in Australian Family physician, ‘suggests that this standardised rosehip powder imported from Denmark may offer a first line therapy and is a viable replacement for conventional drug therapies such as NSAIDS in osteoarthritis and possibly other inflammatory diseases.’

Back Pain

The ABS National Health Survey (2007/2008) suggests around 9.2% of the population have back problems. Many more have some sort of back pain during their lives. Most people take over the counter or prescribed medications for back pain. Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® may be an alternative pain reliever and anti-inflammatory for people who are effected by consistent back pain.

Professor Marc Cohen (Head of Health Sciences at RMIT University) notes that the studies of Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® pointed to benefits for patients with back pain. ‘A one year survey on the use of a powder from Rosa Canina Lito (Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO®) in acute exacerbations of chronic pain’ found that Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® provided significant pain relief for 124 patients with non-specific lower back pain.