Distributed by Rose-Hip Vital Pty Ltd, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine was first launched into the Australian market in October 2013 Following an intensive APVMA application process (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) lasting more than 3 years. Legislative changes in 2015 excluded END category products from APVMA registration. Rose-Hip Vital Canine falls into this END category classification which explains why we no longer have any reference to the APVMA on the product label. A detailed explanation of the legislative changes and END category products can be found here.
The boutique Australian owned family business located in Chatswood, New South Wales, first imported Rose-Hip Vital® for human consumption in 2002. Committed to supporting quality of life for people, dogs and horses, Rose-Hip Vital Pty Ltd deliver on their promise by providing only 100% pure and natural products made from patented rosehip powder imported from Denmark.
Hyben Vital ApS, the manufacturer of Rose-Hip Vital®, is also a family-owned business based on the Danish Island of Langeland. In the early 1980′s, a Danish Osteoarthritis sufferer, Erik ‘Farmer’ Hansen was dissatisfied with other forms of therapy. He was recommended to try rosehip marmalade, and impressed with the symptomatic relief, farmer Hansen refined the art of extracting and drying rosehips to produce a more potent extract.
Small scale production and distribution of dried rosehip powder began – and letters of appreciation from thousands of satisfied customers soon followed. What started on a few acres in the early 1980’s has grown into over 200 hectares with some 40 professional farmers in Denmark growing Rosehip full-time to keep up with the demand.
In 1995, Hansen’s son delivered some of the 5000 letters of recommendation his father received to an inflammation specialist based at Fredricksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Upon reviewing the feedback, in-vitro studies were instigated to assess the validity of the reported success at a formal scientific level, bringing impressive results supporting the high effectiveness of the rosehip preparation.
Thanks to many years of intensive research and development, the active ingredients in the rosehip have since been identified, and the unique manufacturing methods used by Hyben Vitals ApS have been patented worldwide.