Whether it’s influencing the natural life cycle of cells, stimulating new cell growth, or protecting cells. It’s all controlled by the receptors of our endocannabinoid system. According to research, these receptors are also connected to the production of sperm cells. It debunks the myth that cannabis would make you infertile. In fact, CBD products can help improve male sperm count.
Male fertility and cannabis
The FASEB, Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology, published a report in April 2016 on how the CB2 receptor helps regulate sperm creation. The CB2 receptor, as part of our ECS, endocannabinoid system, is one of the most important receptors in our body. This report shows in detail that this receptor can interfere with fertility, but can also be a therapeutic part of the treatment of male infertility.
The research was conducted under the direction of Paola Grimialdi Ph.D.. A scientist from the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, department of the School of Medicine of the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy. Grimaldi and her colleagues treated three groups of mice for this study.
Over a period of 14-21 days, each group of mice was given a specific substance. The first group was given a special activator to activate the CB2 receptor. The second group was given a retarder to inhibit the activity of the CB2 receptor. The third group served as a control group and received only a saline solution.
The first group of mice treated with the CB2 activator produced sperm cells more quickly after administering the substance. The second group of mice showed exactly the opposite. The mice that had received the retardant substance for the receptor produced a lot fewer sperm cells after administration of the drug.
Grimaldi says of the study: “The biggest goal of the study is to improve male fertility. Infertility is a problem that affects 15 percent of couples worldwide. In addition, the male factor is the cause in 20 to 70 percent of cases.”
CBD stimulates fertility
“That the normal beneficial effects of the body’s own cannabinoids on spermatogenesis (sperm production) can be stimulated by a chemical signaling agent is a potentially new approach to treating male infertility,” says Thoru Pederson, Ph. D., editor-in-chief of the FASEB journal.
In normal human language, it means that if you have a hard time having children, you could try cannabis. CBD stimulates the CB2 receptor and thus increases the production of sperm cells. Because cannabis also has a positive effect on libido in many people and increases pleasure during sexual intercourse, making babies with weed can be even more fun.