What is Rosehip?

Rosehip is a rich source of Vitamin C made from the bulbs or fruits, of the plant Rosa Canina and the Wild Dog Rose. Rose hips contain twice the amount of vitamin C found within oranges, beneficial to boost the immune system within the body.

Why take Rosehip?

It has been suggested through Clinical research Rosehip is deficient to individuals with:

•    Osteoarthritis
•    Fatigue
•    Easy bruising
•    Bleeding gums
•    Scurvy develops
•    Smokers

People with kidney failure have an increased risk of vitamin C deficiency. However, those with this condition should only take vitamin C only under the supervision of a doctor.

In response to the headline in the Daily Telegraph “Rosehip ‘better than painkillers’ for arthritis” on 19th May 2008 referencing a study published in the medical journal, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, the NHS stated:

...this systematic review provides good evidence that rosehip reduces pain associated with osteoarthritis. The three randomised controlled trials that provide evidence have only short-term follow-ups and larger trials with a longer follow up would provide a more definitive to this question. 

What are the side effects of Rosehip?

There are no known side effects at the time of writing.

If you are currently taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor or consultant, to seek advice before taking any vitamins or supplements.