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Rose hip has been added to the Examine.com database. Rose hip is a term used to refer to the fruit of rose plants, though it usually refers specifically to the fruits of Rosa canina, or ‘dog rose’.
Rose hip is usually supplemented in a powdered form. Keep in mind, it’s a fruit, so the powder will have calories. Taking rose hip daily can alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Taking rose hip consistently over several months will reduce joint inflammation and pain while improving mobility because it reduces the accumulation of immune cells in inflamed tissues.
Rose hip is hypothesized to be able to help with diabetes and obesity as well, but further research and evidence is needed before rose hip can be specifically recommended for anything but arthritis.
Rose hip supplementation uses a high dose, between 5-40g of the dehydrated powder. It’s a fruit, after all. Supplementing rose hip in low doses (like those that can fit in a single capsule) is not effective. Rose hip’s effects are very mild. While supplementation does offer benefits for joint problems, other supplements may be more effective.