Propagating hope for those with an XY chromosome structure – and who also suffer from certain types of infertility – just published research indicates that marijuana might provide the helping hand some guys have long been looking for when it comes to producing offspring.
Published in the April 2016 issue of the FASEB Journal, new research is now offering an alternative narrative to the old notion that marijuana consumption adversely affects male fertility. Scientifically demonstrating that the CB2 cannabinoid receptor is directly associated with the regulation and physiological creation of sperm.
While the study’s abstract didn’t make the claim that most pot-smoking males would like to hear; that getting high on a daily basis was good for fertility. It did point out the CB2 cannabinoid receptor could very well provide a new avenue of therapeutic treatment for specific types of male infertility.
The cannabinoid-based fertility research utilized three groups’ of lab mice for their study and was conducted over a 21-day period. The first group of lucky young mice was treated with an explicit activator of the CB2 receptor – a.k.a. JWH-133. The second group of lab mice was not so lucky; they were treated with a specific inhibitor of the CB2 receptor. And receiving only a saline solution, the third set of mice acted as the control group for the study.
The results of this research indicated the mice treated with the CB2 activator displayed an acceleration in the primordial creation of sperm. And no longer breeding like mice, the second group was given the CB2 inhibitor, which delayed the process of sperm creation.
According to Dr. Thoru Pederson, Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal “The normal beneficial effects of endogenous cannabinoids on spermatogenesis can be stimulated further by a chemical mimic, and is a potentially promising new idea for treating male infertility.”