Rosa canina is a food supplement that provides 700 mg of vitamin C per daily dose. Vitamin C * contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to the normal function of the immune system, while rosehip exerts a supporting and restorative action.
Yamamoto® Research offers you a Rosehip supplement with added vitamin C, which therefore provides a vitamin C better recognized and better assimilated by the body and an important and fundamental quantity for the normal function of the immune system and for the protection of cells. from oxidative stress.
Dog rose (Rosa canina L.) is a thorny shrub, belonging to the Rosaceae family, which grows wild throughout Italy and Europe.
Rosehip berries are very rich in vitamin C, 2,200 mg per 100g, while for example 100g of oranges have only 50 mg. They are also characterized by the presence of beta-carotene, which in the body is transformed into vitamin A, and of another antioxidant carotenoid, lycopene; there are also some B vitamins, in particular B1 and B2, vitamin E and K.
They also contain folic acid, flavonoids, tannins and fatty acids (including oleic, palmitic, oleanolic, stearic and linoleic acids). The content of mineral salts is also remarkable, in particular iron, zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, boron, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Finally, rosehip berries are rich in water (75%), fiber (24%, with 5.1% pectin, an emollient and regulating soluble fiber of the intestine) and proteins (7.2%).
The main active compounds of rose hips are ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds, flavonoids - which exert a synergistic action with vitamin C and promote its absorption in the body -, tocopherols and carotenoids.