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Is Rose-Hip Vital Safe?

Are you considering Rose-Hip Vital capsules or powders, and want to know whether they’re safe?

You might be wondering whether there are any Rose-Hip Vital side effects, or side effects of rosehip in general.

Read on to discover the difference between regular rosehip supplements and Rose-Hip Vital, and the science behind our powerful and completely natural superfood supplement.

It’s important to note that individual reactions to any medication can vary, and before beginning any new medication we recommend consulting a health care professional.

‘Rosehip’ vs. Rose-Hip Vital: The Difference

Rose-Hip Vital is not your average rosehip supplement.

Thanks to an exclusive and patented manufacturing process, our unique powder contains only one pure and natural ingredient, the rosehip berry - while also providing the additional benefit of GOPO®, an activated galactolipid.

GOPO® provides completely natural and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory relief, because of its unique ability to disperse white blood cells that have overburdened sites of inflammation, leading to the painful swelling of joints.

Rose-Hip Vital is the only rosehip supplement in Australia to contain the galactolipid, GOPO®. It’s also the only rosehip supplement to be included in 30 scientific and clinical studies, including 9 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

This means that while you may have heard of using rosehips therapeutically, you might not know of the amazing science that makes our unique powder the safest and most powerful option.

Rose-Hip Vital Powder is 100% Plant-Based

Rose-Hip Vital powder is made with nothing but pure rosa canina rosehips, that we grind into a fine powder.

rosa canina rosehips

Our rosehip bushes are left to grow without any human intervention for several years before harvesting. This allows them to develop deep roots that draw only the best nutrients up and into the rosehip bud.

Because our powder is entirely plant-based, it has been found to be well-tolerated, with many of our users simply mixing it in with their cereal, muesli, yoghurt, or blitzed into a breakfast smoothie.

You can buy our powder in its pure form here, which is entirely vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Alternatively, you can purchase it in capsule form, which comes in a bovine gelatin casing.

Rose Hips Side Effects

There are two concerns that are often raised regarding the side effects of rosehip.

The first is around blood clotting. Rosehip has been associated with both coagulative and anticoagulative concerns, referring to either an increase or decrease in blood clotting. This is mostly attributed to the vitamin C found in rosehips and its antioxidative effect.

This can be an issue if you are taking certain pre-existing medication.

The other rose hips side effect commonly raised is around doctor-prescribed avoidance of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This is typically for people who have a greater vulnerability to their associated gastric side effects, particularly on the kidneys and liver.

Rose-Hip Vital is Safe and Backed by Science

Unlike many rosehip supplements – and many supplements in general - Rose-Hip Vital has been thoroughly researched. Our powder has been included in over 30 clinical studies, including 9 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

While the majority of these articles look at the anti-inflammatory benefits of Rose-Hip Vital - with particular focus on humans, but also on horses and dogs – there are several studies that look at bioactivity of the components, and also coagulation and platelet function associated with use of Rose-Hip Vital, specifically.

According to Marc Cohen1, in an article published in Australian Family Physician, Rose-Hip Vital has been found to have decreased risk of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal side effects for those more at risk.

This is great news for people with sensitive stomachs, who are concerned about nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. For people who are taking existing medication and are concerned about the potential side effects of rosehip being introduced, this article also indicates that any risk is minimal.

And the science doesn’t stop there.

Our rosehip supplement has been found to have no link to platelet aggregation (causing clotting) or anticoagulation (anti-clotting), with both topics extensively explored by the University of Copenhagen2 and also the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Copenhagen3.

Rose-Hip Vital Supplement Description

The latter study presents it as a safe alternative for cardiovascular patients in particular, who have limited pain management options available.

Hopefully this article has helped to ease any concerns you have around potential Rose-Hip Vital side effects.  If you still have questions, you can reach out to our customer service team here – Rose-Hip Vital is a small, family-run business, and we have plenty of first-hand experience using our powder!


Cohen, A. 2012. ‘Rosehip. An evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis’. Australian Family Physician, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 495

Winther K, Vinther Hansen AS, Campbell-Tofte J. 2016. ‘Bioactive ingredients of rose hips (Rosa canina L) with special reference to antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties: in vitro studies’. Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports , University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark, vol. 2016:6, pp. 11-23

Kharazmi A. Laboratory and preclinical studies on the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of rosehip powder - Identification and characterization of the active component GOPO®. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2008;16(Suppl 1):S5-7

Improve your dogs joint health and wellbeing

Reduce inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is a plant-based anti-inflammatory and immune system support for joint health and general wellbeing. Made from Rosehips manufactured with patented extraction and drying processes, it’s a scientifically and clinically tested natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and natural vitamin C used to relieve and prevent joint pain, stiffness, inflammation and swelling associated with mild arthritis.

Patented manufacturing processes isolate the active compound GOPO® which has scientifically and clinically tested anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.