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 a scientifically and clinically proven
natural anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and rich source of natural vitamin C.

Scientifically proven to protect cartilage, improve general health, improve performance and reduce inflammation, Rose-Hip Vital Equine does not swab and best of all, horses love the taste.

Unlike other complimentary therapies for joint health, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine does much more than improve and maintain joint health. It’s anti-inflammatory properties assist with systemic inflammation which helps to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain associated with a wide variety of conditions. The rich natural vitamin C and powerful antioxidant combination provide significant immune system support which helps to discourage the attach on joints, repair damaged tissue and improve general health and wellbeing.
Unlike other joint supplements, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine does not contain any animal ingredients (including shellfish), yeast, gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose or genetically modified ingredients. Each kg is comprised of 100% patented Rosehip powder. Perfect for your equine herbivore.
Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is well-tolerated, palatable and it does not swab. There are no known contraindications (it can be taken with any other medication or supplement) or known side-effects and it is safe for long term use.
Scientific research shows Rose-Hip Vital® powder is effective at protecting cartilage. This means it helps to delay the onset of arthritic changes or slow down further cartilage degeneration if it already exists.

Improve your horse’s joint health and wellbeing

Reducet inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

What is Rose-Hip Vital® Equine used for?

  • Joint pain and joint mobility
  • Prevention of joint problems
  • Osteoarthritis / degenerative joint disease
  • Cartilage protection
  • Immune system support & general wellbeing
  • Recovery after exercise, injury or surgery
  • Coat quality
  • Appetite stimulant
  • For a 500kg horse, 1.5kg will last 30 days on the loading dose and then 60 days on the maintenance dose. Results are usually noticed within the first 3 weeks on the loading dose.

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  • For a 500kg horse, 3kg will last 120 days once on the maintenance dose. The first 3kg will last 90 days, including an initial 4 week loading dose. Results are usually noticed within the first 3 weeks on the loading dose.

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GOPO® – A Vital Difference

Thanks to patented extraction and drying processes, Rose-Hip Vital® powder contains the active compound GOPO® (glycoside of mono and diglycerol). GOPO® discourages large numbers of white blood cells from accumulating in the joint,thereby breaking the cycle of joint inflammation, alleviating pain and proteting cartillage.

Some white blood cells in the body contain granulocytes which enable them to ‘clean’ an inflamed joint by destroying the bacteria in it. Too many of these white blood cells actually wear down tissue cartilage. In large numbers they can also produce chemical enzymes and toxic free-radicals which cause even more tissue damage. Accumulation of white bloodcells combined with the release of chemical ubstances causes joint pain and inflammation. The more inflamed a jointbecomes, the more the white blood cells are attracted to it – a painful cycle.

Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Straight from the Natural Source

Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is 100% natural. It’s made from pure and natural rosehip berries manufactured with patented processes, nothing else is added.

The humble rosehip is a true superfood. A wholefood, a fruit, packed full of 8 naturally occurring vitamins (including C, E, B1 and B6) and 23 minerals (including iron, copper, zinc and magnesium), essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9), antioxidants and flavonoids.

The fruit is harvested from the Rosehip plant (Rosa Canina) farmed in the nutrient rich soils of Denmark. The roots penetrate deep into the ground, absorbing a vast array of potent natural vitamins and minerals ensuring the product is a rich source of natural nutrients. The farming process is pesticide free.

A highly specialised machine delivers a unique planting process by laying down plastic sheeting to insert young plants into the ground at precise intervals. Once planted, nature does all the amazing work with no artificial interference. Plants are left to mature for 3 to 4 years before harvesting. Not only does this give plants time to produce the best quality fruits, it also allows their amazing root system to dive deep into the ground (well below the ploughing level) where they can draw precious trace minerals from soil that has not been depleted by modern agricultural practices.

What makes Rose-Hip Vital Equine so special?

Rosehips, one of nature’s richest sources of natural vitamin C, are typically fed to horses for immune system support and for a range of other health benefits including hoof health, circulation and digestive function to name but a few.

So what makes Rose-Hip Vital so different to other rosehip products?
Manufacturing processes, scientific research and effectiveness.

Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate a fatty acid/galactolipid (glycoside of mono and diglycerol) called GOPO® which has powerful clinically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® is unique to Rose-Hip Vital powder and rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Rose-Hip Vital® is supported by more than 30 scientific studies including 9 clinical trials. Manufactured in Denmark by Hyben Vital, it is acknowledged as the leader in the field of Rosehip manufactured as a natural anti-inflammatory. The respected international researcher, Robin Christensen, author of Rosehip powder Meta-analysis – emphasises that it is only the Rosehip preparation manufactured by Hyben Vital, Denmark that has been the subject of testing in clinical trials.

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Direction for use

Feed 10g per 100kg of bodyweight for the first month then 5g per 100kg of bodyweight thereafter.
Mix with feed once or twice daily. One level scoop (included) = 25g
Results are usually noticed after 3 weeks on the loading dose.

Scientific research

Supported by more than 30 scientific studies including 9 double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a scientifically and clinically tested plant-based anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and natural source of vitamin C used to improve joint health and wellbeing of people, dogs and horses.


A randomised, controlled study on trotters during a three-month intervention period on the absorption of natural vitamin C and antioxidative capacity in horses suggests that the natural vitamin C from Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is absorbed sufficiently to raise serum vitamin C concentration and to reduce the liberation of oxidative anions.

A randomized placebo controlled double blind study on the effect of Rose-Hip Vital® Equine on the immune system, working capacity and behavior of horses resulted in a decline in neutrophil chemotaxis which indicated enhanced anti-inflammatory activity in horses. Rose-Hip Vital® powder also significantly improved antioxidant capacity when estimated as chemilumenescence.

The Galactolipid GOPO® mediates beneficial effects of rosehip on arthritis by reducing chemokine and interleukin production in macrophages and chondrocytes, showing that an active compound, when isolated from the rosehip, may play a role in assisting in the rebuilding and protection of cartilage.

Laboratory and preclinical studies on the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties of a specialised rosehip powder – Identification and characterisation of the active component GOPO® – demonstrate through assessment of in vitro studies that rosehip powder exhibits anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidative activitie.

Production Process

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.

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