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About rose-hip and GOPO®

GOPO®, the galactolipid compound in GOPO® Joint Health, is derived from Rosa Canina, a rose-hip sub-species commonly known as the dog-rose. It is a climbing wild rose species native to Europe and flowers from late spring to mid-summer. The flowers mature into an oval red-orange fruit, or ‘hip’ during early to mid-autumn. Rose-hips contain vitamins, pectin, tannins, flavonoids and carotenoids as well as vitamin C and galactolipids.



Rich in Vitamin C

GOPO® Joint Health contains high levels of vitamin C as well as the galactolipid compound. Rose-hips are best known as one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C. Following a shortage of citrus fruits in the UK during World War II, a generation of children were given a daily spoonful of rose-hip syrup.


Galactolipids are found in cell membranes. GOPO® Joint Health Range is the only rose-hip treatment in the UK containing the galactolipid compound. It has been rigorously tested in numerous clinical trials and shown to have powerful natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties, beneficial for painful joint conditions.

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