Distributed by Rose-Hip Vital Pty Ltd, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® was first imported into Australia in 2002 and is now available in nearly all pharmacies and health food stores throughout the country. July 2010 saw the introduction of the Rose-Hip Vital® Powder, supporting those who prefer a non-capsule or vegetarian alternative. Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® Joint Health 150 capsules was launched in 2014 as a reduced daily dose option.
The boutique Australian owned family business located in Chatswood, New South Wales, is 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.
The manufacturer of Rose-Hip Vital®, Hyben Vital ApS, is another family-owned business located on the Danish Island of Langeland. In the early 1980′s, a Danish Osteoarthritis sufferer, Erik ‘Farmer’ Hansen was dissatisfied with the available 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 compound GOPO® has since been identified, and the unique manufacturing methods used by Hyben Vitals ApS have been patented worldwide.