Hemp mānuka honey will be on the shelves in Australia by the middle of the year, with the two companies behind the project then aiming for sales to China, the wider Asia region, and potentially North America and Europe.
Higher blood levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in young children are associated with a reduction in the risk of allergies and asthma as teenagers, reports a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA and its metabolites, known as docosanoids, could help to pre-condition vision cells to survive when injured, suggest researchers who liken the effect to a form of vaccine or immunity.
There is insufficient evidence that the cognitive benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are directly linked to its separate ability to help lower blood pressure, according to a review from the University of Newcastle in Australia.
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been found to have a higher deficiency of essential fatty acids despite consuming similar amounts of omega-3 as those without the condition, research from Taiwan suggests.
By Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Elixinol and Hemp Foods Australia
While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats.