GOPO® (glycoside of mono and diglycerol) is the active compound isolated from the rose-hip Rosa Canina that has been clinically proven to help reduce joint pain and stiffness, improving flexibility and mobility.
Studies have shown that due to its anti-inflammatory properties, GOPO® is more effective at reducing pain and improving mobility than other supplements for joint pain, such as glucosamine.
Studies show that 82% of patients reported a reduction in pain after 3 weeks of active treatment with GOPO®1. Taking GOPO® can also decrease the need for pain-killers and anti-inflammatory drugs by 40-50%2, and unlike prescription drugs it has no known side-effects.
In the early 1980's, a Danish osteoarthritis sufferer, Erik 'Farmer' Hansen, dissatisfied with prescribed painkillers, was recommended to try a rose-hip marmalade.
Highly impressed with the painkilling effects, Hansen began small scale production and distribution of dried rose-hip powder - and letters of appreciation from thousands of satisfied customers began to arrive.
In 1995, Hansen's son was able to deliver some 5000 letters of recommendation to Dr Kaj Winther, an inflammation specialist, who instigated clinical trials. In-vitro studies brought impressive results and clinical trials confirmed the high effectiveness of the preparation.
1Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (Aug 2005)
2Phytomedicine 11, Rein, Kharzami, Winther (January 2004)