FAQ: What is GOPO ?
Confused about what GOPO® is and how it can benefit you? This week’s FAQ post delves into the science of GOPO® and how it can help joint inflammation.
Rose-Hip Vital® is the only product that contains the compound known as GOPO® – but what exactly is it?
Not to be mixed up with the GoPro Camera, GOPO® is a galactolipid (fatty acid) that is found in Rosehips and is the key compound which is isolated and activated during patented extraction and drying process used to manufacture Rose-Hip Vital®.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties and overall effectiveness of Rose-Hip Vital® are due to these manufacturing processes. This ensures Rose-Hip Vital® contains a high concentration of natural vitamin C, antioxidants and most importantly, GOPO® – significant levels of GOPO® can only be obtained if the Rosehips are manufactured using this patented process. This vitamin C and antioxidant combination provides significant support to the immune system which helps discourage the attack on joints as well as providing a wide range of health benefits.
Put simply, GOPO® is a unique and naturally occurring compound that is found in Rosehips which is activated and concentrated by the processes used to manufacture Rose-Hip Vital®.
Discovered in Denmark in 2002, GOPO® has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory properties and is supported by more than 30 scientific studies including 9 clinical trials.
But how is GOPO® effective in treating joint inflammation?
When a joint is inflamed, some white blood cells are involved in the inflammatory process by ‘cleaning’ the joint. In large numbers these cells release toxic free radicals which further damage the joints. The more inflamed the joint becomes, the more white blood cells are attracted to it.
Extensive research indicates that GOPO® discourages large numbers of white blood cells from accumulating around inflamed tissue while slowing down the production of free radicals, therefore breaking the vicious cycle of inflammation, improving joint health and alleviating pain.
This means Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® helps to delay the onset of arthritic change and slow down further cartilage degeneration if it already exists.
For more on how GOPO ® works in the body, check out this 50 second video here.