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What’s Rose Hips Good For?

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What’s rose hips good for? Rosa rugosa is an antioxidant and a great source of Vitamin C.


Rosa rugosa, commonly referred to as rose hips, is an all-natural herbal supplement that is an antioxidant and an excellent source of Vitamin C. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to nourish the liver and enhance blood circulation.

What’s Rose Hips Good For?

The buds of rosa rugosa are rich in phytochemical compounds. In recent years, scientific interest in rose hips uses has increased due to its potential to support treatment for disorders related to oxidative stress, including skin disorders, hepatotoxicity, renal disturbances, diarrhea, arthritis, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, obesity, and stress-related mood disorders.

Antioxidant Properties and Vitamin C

Vitamin C is among the most essential nutrients, and rose hips benefits include high vitamin C content. Our extract is standardized to 20% vitamin C. Vitamin C is best known for its antioxidant properties. Vitamin C is able to scavenge damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) to protect the body’s cells and tissues from oxidative damage and dysfunction. Vitamin C also supports healthy immune function.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

The polyphenols and flavonoids in Rosa rugosa exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. When the body detects harmful stimuli (e.g., pathogens, irritants, or damaged cells), it responds through inflammation of vascular tissues. Many studies on the phytoconstituents and natural compounds that help to alleviate prolonged inflammation recommend consumption of Rose Hips.

Rosa rugosa also has a high content of Galactolipids, the component responsible for generating an anti-inflammatory effect on the joints. The biochemical compounds in the plant inhibit chemicals that trigger inflammation and pain, which is promising for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis support.

Cardiovascular Health

Common factors that contribute to heart diseases include hypertension, high low-density lipoproteins, and low high-density lipoproteins. Vitamin C can significantly reduce low-density lipoprotein and increase good cholesterol, which may help to protect the body against potential heart diseases.

Anti-Aging Properties

Rosa rugosa aqueous polyphenol (RAP) shows great potential for being developed as a bioactive product that demonstrates anti-aging properties.

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What’s rose hips good for? Vitamin C — and so much more!

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that the body itself cannot manufacture, yet it has impressive health benefits. Being a water-soluble nutrient, Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables. However, the amount consumed may not be sufficient to offer protective effects to the body, which is why some scientists recommend incorporating other sources of Vitamin C, such as caffeine-free, all-natural Rosa rugosa tea.

We sell Rose Hips (Rosa rugosa) herbal extract in sizes that range from 20g (20 servings) to 500g (1,000 servings). We also sell Rosa rugosa extract as one of six superbotanicals in our proprietary ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kits. To learn more about Rosa rugosa, start with the Rosa rugosa FAQ.

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