Our expert in-house pet nutritionist recommends the use of these two products together for optimal results, and here is the science behind it!
Rose hips are very high in vitamin C which is essential for joints.
These tiny red fruits contain twenty times more vitamin C than lemons. Apart from vitamin C, rose hips are full of other important nutrients. They contain a whole collection of vital vitamins, from A and E to vitamins of the B complex and vitamins K and P, as well as high concentrations of beta-carotene and flavonoids. Minerals and trace elements such as calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc are also present in considerable quantities.
Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins and nutrients for the joints. It is essential for the formation of collagen - which imparts both elasticity and resilience to the skin, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. It is therefore involved in the basic building block of cartilage, contributes to normal cartilage and bone function and has a positive effect on blood circulation and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also the most important water-soluble antioxidant in the body, so it helps to protect the joints.
At AniForte, we have long used rose hip (rosa canina) as a valuable food supplement for our animals.
Above all, its high content of galactolipids has helped the rose hip rise in popularity in recent years. The complex compounds of fatty acids and sugars can provide more mobility in cases of complaints of the musculoskeletal system.
With regular feeding, the rose hip with all its nutrients as well as its high content of natural vitamin C is able to improve the blood circulation in the blood vessels. Thus, slag and deposits can be flushed out of the stressed joints, blood circulation can be improved and nutrients as well as oxygen can be supplied.
At AniForte, we recommend the use of New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel as a food supplement together with rose hip to improve the mobility of your furry friend.
The green-lipped mussel is known for its positive effect on the joints. Its valuable ingredients are glycosaminoglycans, chondroitin and omega-3 fatty acids. These also have a positive and restorative effect on the synovial fluid. The cartilage in the joints is supplied with nutrients again so that it can regenerate. Read more about the amazing properties of the green-lipped mussel.
The rose hip helps the valuable ingredients of the green-lipped mussel, the glycosaminoglycans and chondroitin, to get to where they belong faster: into the joints. Glucosamine and chondroitin help prevent the breakdown of cartilage (wear and tear on the joints)
A powerful duo for the first signs of, or ongoing joint problems, in young dogs with growth problems, dogs in sporting use, after injuries or with genetic predispositions.
Thanks to their remarkable properties, rose hips have proven to be an effective and completely natural support for animals, and work particularly well for joints when combined with green-lipped mussel. Help support your dog's or cat's normal joint function and agility, naturally!