1. Of course a lot of vitamin C.
Rose hips contain twenty times more vitamin C than a comparable amount of lemons and are ranked above red peppers, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and sea buckthorn berries. The red fruits are a real pick-me-up and are perfect, especially in the cold season, to naturally strengthen the defenses of your favorite and prevent infections – such as the unpleasant kennel cough in dogs.
2. Vitamins & minerals from A to Zinc
In addition to vitamin C, rose hips provide your animal with vitamins A and E as well as vitamins from the B complex and vitamins K and P. The minerals potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus are also present in considerable quantities . The glowing fruits are a real bomb of vital substances and also support the blood circulation of your animal – which is beneficial, for example, if your horse suffers from laminitis or is a risk candidate.
3. Relief of joint pain
The Danish doctor and biochemist Dr. Kay Winther has detected galactolipid in rose hips, a substance that promotes smooth movement and reduces pain sensitivity in the case of joint pain. Rose hip helps remove white blood cells from the inflamed area, protecting articular cartilage and reducing inflammation.
4. Good for diabetes
As with humans, more and more animals suffer from diabetes. Studies with humans have shown that rosehip powder significantly reduced the symptoms of diabetes. Glucose levels stabilized over time and meals. Smaller dogs and certain dog breeds such as the Retriever, Cairn Terrier and Springer Spaniel have been shown to have an increased risk of diabetes. Here, rose hips can be used for natural prevention.
5. Shiny fur and good for the skin
Rose hips contain an ideal ratio of the essential fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3 and thus promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.
6. Help with stomach cramps and intestinal parasites
The fruits of the rose bushes provide relief from stomach upset. As a tonic for stomach and intestinal diseases, rosehip helps with diarrhea, constipation, gallstones and urinary tract infections. The pectin it contains has a diuretic effect and improves the symptoms of kidney diseases. The rosehip can also help naturally in the case of worms. The hairy kernels hinder worm development and help drive them out.
7. Strengthens the muscles and protects against cell aging
The high content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is important in the synthesis of carnitine, which is required for building muscle. In addition, the rosehip is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants and offers protection against cell aging.