- Improved hip flexion – Helps reduce some disease-related symptoms (like morning stiffness) and a significant decline in painkiller use.
- Increases the body’s production of ‘synovial fluid’, which keeps the cartilage healthy with lubrication and nutrients.
- It will reduce the need for painkillers. Symptoms of Osteoarthritis are extremely painful and many people resort to a life of taking pain and inflammation medication. Taking rosehip can reduce consumption of painkillers by 50 percent.
- Good for your joints. Rosehip’s also great for increased energy and motivation, boosting your immunity and general wellbeing. Plus, it is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C. Studies show its vitamin C properties absorb twice as fast as synthetic supplements.
- Rosehip gives you a mix of nutrients. Apart from vitamin C, it delivers vitamins D and E, essential fatty acids and is a very powerful antioxidant. Other ways to boost these in your diet? Eat eggs, cod liver oil, fatty fish (salmon, tuna and sardines), nuts, eggs, wheat germ and spinach.
Rose hip helps to maintain healthy and flexible joints
How does it work?
Rosehip extract contains polyphenols and anthocyanins, which are believed to ease joint inflammation and prevent joint damage. It’s also rich in vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that can override harmful molecules (free radicals) which are produced within your cells and which may cause tissue damage or disease.
Other studies have found that it can reduce the production of specific enzymes that break down cartilage.
You’ll sleep better. Patients who’ve taken rosehip for long periods of time have mentioned better sleeping habits and less morning stiffness.
Taking rosehip supplements will encourage exercise through energy. One of the most important things osteoarthritis sufferers can do is get their joints moving. This increases the body’s production of ‘synovial fluid’, which keeps the cartilage healthy with lubrication and nutrients.