Special Report: Hemp seed oil won’t get you high – but it could replace fish seed oil as a vital source of omega 3 supplements, according to ECS Botanics.

Tasmanian hemp company ECS Botanics (ASX:ECS) says that plant-based hemp seed oil is coming to the forefront as a healthy way to consume the fatty acids known as omega 3 and 6.

Omega 3 supplements in particular are believed to protect the heart, reduce inflammation, improve mental health and prolong life. They’re a veritable wonder drug. But many people still get these supplements from fish oil, which have a hidden downside.

King mackerel, shark and farm-raised salmon can be contaminated with mercury and other toxins.

Also, unbeknownst to consumers, typically this fish oil is extracted through high temperatures and sometimes with solvents.

Hemp seed oil, in contrast, is extracted at low temperatures via a press, which ECS says maintains its integrity and extra virgin status.

Overall, it is better for you, according to ECS.

“The choice is simple, the capsules are part of my daily routine and I use hemp seed oil instead of olive oil,” ECS founder and managing director Alex Keach says.

“It is our job to educate the consumer on this issue and provide hemp seed oil to the marketplace.”

The best natural protein on Earth?

hemp can have as much protein as most meats, including fish.

As it includes all 20 essential amino acids required for optimum health, it is considered a complete protein.

Some say it even tastes better than meat – but, more importantly, there’s no question it is better for the planet.

Raising livestock is a huge contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.  According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, methane warms the planet on steroids for a decade or two before decaying to CO2.  Over this short period methane warms the planet by 86 times as much as CO2.

Plant-based proteins, in contrast, have a reduced impact on Mother Earth.

Hemp also requires a lower use of herbicides, pesticides or petrochemical fertilisers than traditional crops.

Medical cannabis license received

ECS Botanics received a license to grow medical cannabis in November 2019.

The company is currently constructing a major outdoor growing facility in northern Tasmania, where it can take advantage of the superb conditions for  growing cannabis – plenty of sunlight, water and fresh air.

Tasmania is a non-GMO state and ECS farm is Organic (in conversion)

ECS has a forward thinking business model and has achieved many major milestones in such a short period of time

ECS listed on the ASX in July 2019 via a backdoor float.

This article was developed in collaboration with ECS Botanics, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.