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Does rose hip help arthritis?

Thursday January 23, 2014 at 8:15am
Rose Hip helps arthritis

What is rose hip? 

Rose hip, sometimes known as dog rose, is native to Europe, Africa and Asia. The active ingredient is taken from the red fruit that ripens after the flower dies. Rose hip extract contains polyphenols and anthocyanins which are thought to relieve joint inflammation and reduce joint damage. Rose hip is also rich in vitamin C which has antioxidant properties.

What is rose hip good for?

Evidence suggests that rose hip may be a cheap and effective way of relieving the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

A study published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage looked at the effects of a powder made from a wild variety of rose hip called Rosa Canina. Over a period of 3 months 300 patients were given different pain-relieving medications - results found that rose hip was 300% more effective than standard paracetamol at relieving pain and 40% more effective than glucosamine.

Research from Germany and Denmark looked at 74 sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis over a 6 month period, just under half took a rose hip remedy while the others took a placebo. The first group reported a fall of 40% in the number of joints causing pain or discomfort while there was no change in the group taking the placebo.

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1 Comment

Monday April 13, 2015 at 6:38pm by sandra randall
I take rosehip also glucosamine with chondroitin what dose would be the recommend dose At the moment I take two 5000mg a day and two glucosamine 500mg with chrondroitin 100mg With good results but I am at the stage where I'm getting soft tissue lumps on the joint's so I tried your protek turmeric two a day the result the fatty lumps are going I had two really big ones on one of my fingers and they got inflamed and painfull that is after only three weeks of introducing the turmeric and now I'm cutting down on my paracetamol 'as this is the only pain relief I can take' . not sure if this is the type of comment you are after but I hope it helps other Your Sandra Randall
Replied to on: Thursday April 16, 2015 at 1:46pm
Really glad to hear that you are getting good results. For both Rosehip & Turmeric we would advise 2 per day, possibly reducing down to one as a maintenance dose for long-term use if that still works, but some people (including you I might suggest) would prefer to remain at 2 tablets - which is perfectly safe for both products. For Glucosamine & Chondroitin the absolute 'gold-standard' level is Glucosamine 1500mg & Chondroitin 1200mg per day, so if you want to hit that then you need to switch to 3 x tablets per day of the higher-strength 500/400mg combination that we sell.
We don't cut corners on our supplements - our Turmeric tablet is a very high-potency, curcumin-rich tablet made using an organic Turmeric extract, which may help to explain the effectiveness.
Thanks for your comments and as you suggest, I'm sure this information will be valuable for other people too.
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