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The Ultimate Guide to Rose-Hip Vital Equine: Benefits + Usage Tips

Welcome to the definitive guide to our superfood supplement, Rose-Hip Vital Equine – a comprehensive joint and wellness rosehip supplement for horses.

Rose-Hip Vital contains the exclusive galactolipid, GOPO®, a unique anti-inflammatory compound that gives our powder its scientifically-proven health benefits. Rose-Hip Vital is rich in natural vitamin C, antioxidants, antihistamines, essential fatty acids and 31 essential vitamins and minerals.

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Not only is it bursting with wellbeing and anti-inflammatory benefits, it’s also irresistibly delicious to horses. As Noah from Steady Horse Ranch puts it, “there’s nothing like a supplement that’s like candy to your horses.”

Read on to discover everything you need to know about our bestselling equine supplement – the professional industry’s best-kept secret for training winning horses.


What Does it Do?

Rose-Hip Vital Equine is an all-in-one, 100% plant-based supplement that provides your horse with mobility, coat, hoof, digestion and wellness support. It has scientifically-proven anti-inflammatory and wellness benefits.

Rose-Hip Vital provides your horse with proven mobility support, guaranteeing their happiness and competitive edge. It also facilitates high-level vitamin C absorption, which minimises oxidization, supports performance endurance and improves muscular recovery.

Rose-Hip Vital Equine has detoxifying and renourishing benefits, which help to banish skin allergies and give your horse a luxurious, silky coat and mane.


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How Does it Work?

Rose-Hip Vital Equine is a fine, plant-based powder that can be fed to your horse on its own, or mixed in with their regular feed.

It’s easy to administer because horses love the taste. Don’t believe us? Check out this video!

Rose-Hip Vital contains an exclusive galactolipid called GOPO®. GOPO® is isolated and activated during our patented drying and manufacturing proceses, and is the source of our scientifically-backed anti-inflammatory properties. GOPO® inhibits the accumulation of excessive white blood cells at sights of stress and swelling, preventing the development of painful joints and inflammation.

Rose-Hip Vital Equine also contains naturally-cultivated vitamin C, which has been found to be absorbed up to eighty-times more effectively than synthetic variations. Vitamin C has antioxidant and antihistamine benefits, that help your horse recover from injury and competition faster and more effectively, and protects against unexpected illness and infection.


What Are the Ingredients?

Rose-Hip Vital Equine is made with nothing but pure and natural rosehips, that we grind into a fine powder using patented extraction, drying and manufacturing processes.

Our rosehips are sourced from pesticide-free farms in Denmark, where the plants are left to grow for years without any human intervention. This allows deep roots to stretch into the nutrient-rich soil and draw the maximum benefit up and into the rosehip berry.

Our exclusive powder is the only rosehip supplement to contain rosehips with activated GOPO®, making it the only scientifically-backed plant-based anti-inflammatory.

Rose-Hip Vital Equine Supplement Powder

Rose-Hip Vital Equine is 100% natural and free from wheat, dairy, gluten, sugar, additives, fillers and preservatives.


GOPO®, our Exclusive Anti-Inflammatory Galactolipid

Our pioneer, Erik Hansen, had overwhelming anecdotal evidence that his unique method was producing the most effective rosehip powder available – even before he had the science to prove why. This was later corroborated by the University of Copenhagen, who discovered that Rose-Hip Vital contains the exclusive galactolipid, GOPO®.

GOPO® is an anti-inflammatory compound, which is isolated and activated during patent-protected processes of extraction and drying. GOPO® targets rogue white blood cells, preventing them from accumulating excessively at sights of inflammation and swelling. Unmanaged, these white blood cells can overburden joints and cartilage, leading to joint pain.

The benefits of GOPO® have been proven in over 30 scientific studies, including 9 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

GOPO® has gained a cult following among professional circles in Australia and overseas, thanks to its ability to deliver both responsive and preventative results. Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO® is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), but being entirely plant-based, it has none of the nasty side effects. It’s also perfectly safe to take alongside existing medication.


The Advantage of Natural Vitamin C

There’s no doubt that natural vitamin C is far more powerful in combatting oxidization and cellular degeneration than synthetic varieties. This is especially significant for horses who are in competition, in training, are ageing or are in recovery.

Whenever your horse consumes more oxygen than usual, the added load on their respiratory system forces them to consume more energy, producing free radicals. Too many free radicals can overwhelm your horse’s cellular structures, making them more vulnerable to disease, pulmonary haemorrhage and even recurrent airway obstruction.

This study used Rose-Hip Vital Equine on horses in training and found our natural vitamin C to be 80 times more effective in combatting oxidative stress than synthetic varieties. You can read more about the benefits of Rose-Hip Vital in combating oxidative stress right here.

A single 25g dose of Rose-Hip Vital Equine contains over 230mg of natural vitamin C, making it one of the richest natural sources of this powerful antioxidant.


Competitive Advantage

Rose-Hip Vital Equine has become one of the best-kept secrets of world-class competition horses and their trainers, due to its effortless administration and its benefits both in and out of the arena. We have a great article here about how Rose-Hip Vital Equine helps to boost horse health and stamina.

Here are a few quotes from some of Australia’s top equine experts.

"Rose-Hip Vital is his joint, wellbeing, 'everything' supplement. It keeps him happy, healthy, fit, supple, agile, and performing at the very top level." - Louise Curran, Dressage Specialist

"It's a general feel-good tonic for horses. Everybody wants an edge. My edge is most-definitely Rose-Hip Vital." -  Tim Boland, Limitless Lodge


How to Get My Horse Started

There’s no better time to get your horse started than today.

Rose-Hip Vital comes in 1.5kg, 3kg and 15kg tubs – and with Rose-Hip Vital, the bigger the tub, the bigger the savings.

One the best value-adds of Rose-Hip Vital, is that humans can also use our rosehip powder. We have an article here explaining how, but it’s as simple as mixing it into your yoghurt or smoothie and enjoying all of the same anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and wellbeing benefits.

Our rosehip powder is packaged in a food-grade facility in Melbourne, making it perfectly safe for human consumption, and because it’s 100% natural, there’s no need to worry about any hidden additives, sweeteners or preservatives.


Rose-Hip Vital Dosage

You can feed your horse Rose-Hip Vital directly from the tub, but if you choose to add it to their feed, make sure you add it to something cool or room temperature. Anything warmer will undermine the effectiveness of the powder.

We also recommend all horses start with a four-week loading dose, which is double their regular dose. This is to ensure they start to experience the amazing health benefits as quickly as possible. We have plenty of information about dosage here on our website.

If you ever feel like your horse could benefit from additional health and wellness support, you can also return to the loading dose for as long as you feel necessary. Rose-Hip Vital is completely natural and there is no risk of overdose. If you notice your horse has slightly orange-tinged excretion, this is a sign their body is disposing of excess powder and you can simply scale back their dose.


Tips for Fussy Eaters

If your horse is a fussy eater or has a sensitive stomach, it’s best to introduce any changes to their regular diet gradually. We recommend adding just a sprinkling of Rose-Hip Vital to their regular feed, and then slowly increasing the dose daily, until you reach their loading dose. At this point, begin the four-week loading dose period, before dropping back to their regular, ongoing dose.


Side Effects and Existing Medication

Rose-Hip Vital has anti-inflammatory properties that are comparative to NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), but it has none of their nasty side effects. It’s also found to have no contraindications, making it perfectly safe to take alongside existing medication.


Does Rose-Hip Vital Equine Swab?

No. Rose-Hip Vital Equine has no withholding period and it does not swab. Did you know Rose-Hip Vital has even been used in the Olympics? No doping agency has made any reference to our rosehip powder during testing.  


Rose-Hip Vital Equine Reviews

Still unsure?

We have thousands of testimonials from happy customers all over the world. You can check out these Rose-Hip Vital Equine reviews on our website by following this link.


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Where Can I Buy Rose-Hip Vital?

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Improve your horse's joint health and wellbeing

Reduce inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a plant-based anti- inflammatory and immune system support for your horse’s joint health and general wellbeing. Made from Rosehips manufactured with patented processes, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, improve general health and improve performance.

Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the compound GOPO® which has scientifically proven 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.