Impending winter months place added pressure on your horse's immune system, meaning a boost to their natural defences is needed now more than ever.
Vitamin C has long been considered one of nature’s most potent allies in combating immune-mediated conditions, because of its powerful antihistamine benefits. But did you know that many vitamin C products on the market are either highly refined or synthetic, meaning that the body eliminates them before any benefits can be effectively absorbed?
Vitamin C is water-soluble and must be regularly replenished to provide effective immune support. For this reason, naturally-occurring vitamin C - like that found in Rose-Hip Vital Equine - is best because the body recognises it as fuel, efficiently and effectively retaining the maximum benefits.
Many people know that you can inflate your vitamin C intake by consuming certain fruits and vegetables, like oranges and carrots - but it can be difficult adopting the same approach for your horse!
A less-common but powerhouse producer of vitamin C is the Rosa Canina berry, the superfood source of Rose-Hip Vital Equine. Rosa Canina belongs to the Rosehip family of berries, certain types of which contain more than sixty times the vitamin C found in an orange!
While rosehips grow naturally in South Africa and South America, we source our berries from Denmark, where the harvest is allowed to deeply root and mature for up to four years without any artificial interference. A patented extraction and drying method isolates 23 naturally-occurring minerals and 8 vitamins, including vitamin C, from every yield. This process is not only exclusive to Rose-Hip Vital, but scientific research has found it to amplify the potency of the vitamins and minerals it extracts.
You can read all about equine dosage here, but generally we recommend 1 scoop (25gs) for your average 500kg horse. This fuels their body with over 230mg of naturally-occurring vitamin C, along with a plethora of other anti-inflammatory and immunity-bolstering benefits.
With no wheat, dairy, gluten or sugar, and free from any additives, fillers or preservatives, Rose-Hip Vital Equine is an all-natural super-booster for your horse's immune system. Backed by over 30 clinical trials, you can safely incorporate our rosehip powder into an existing routine knowing there are no known side-effects or contraindications.
Tackle this year’s winter season with the strength of nature’s very own infection-fighting superfood!