Concentrated Rosehip extract equivalent to 750mg Rosehip fruit
Rosehips have a long history of use in Europe, from early Christians who crafted the first rosary beads from Rosehips, to Viking invaders who used Rosehips as a source of Vitamin C to keep them healthy on their epic voyages. During the Second World War, British school children were given the job of collecting Rosehips from hedgerows to make into Rosehip syrup as a source of Vitamin C that was difficult to obtain from food normally imported, due to the German U boat blockade. Even today, Rosehips are an important part of traditional Scandinavian foods and are included in soups, creams and even marmalades!
There are many different species of Rosehip including R. pouzinii, R. corymbifera, R. glauca & R.canina. Each species contains different quantities of Phenols, Polyphenols and Ascorbic Acid, with R.canina known to have the greatest concentration of these potentially beneficial compounds.
At Natures Aid, our Rosehip Capsules are made using a concentrated extract from Rosa canina Rosehips. Each vegan friendly capsule contains 187.5mg of concentrated Rosehip extract - equivalent to a full 750mg of dried Rosehip fruit and is also lactose, wheat and gluten free.