Heavy Smokers Have Better Fertility With Marijuana-like Compound

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A substance which has similarities to chemicals present in marijuana might help huge smoker’s sperm bind to eggs better, stated researchers from Zoysia and Boston, in the Annual Meeting from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Exactly the same researchers had formerly proven that many sperm of smokers were considerably less in a position to bind for an egg, in comparison to the sperm of non-smokers. They wanted to discover wether treating a smoker’s sperm having a marijuana-like compound might improve sperm binding. Human sperm have chemical receptors which react to nicotine and marijuana-like compounds (cannabinoids).

This research involved eight volunteers – these were all heavy smokers. Four of these had normal sperm function, as the other four had reduced sperm function. A few of their sperm was washed inside a regular medium and a few was washed inside a a minimal-concentration cannabinoid solution.

They discovered that the sperm from the smokers who’d reduced sperm function improved considerably after being washed within the low-concentration cannabinoid solution, as the sperm from the smokers with normal function didn’t.

Once the researchers used an answer having a greater power of cannabinoid, both groups had improved sperm function.

Craig Niederberger, MD, President from the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) stated, “Many studies have proven that cigarette smoking is dangerous to oldsters, and also to their unborn and living children. You should observe that within this study, sperm were washed using the active chemical in marijuana, because it is sometimes known that smoking or taking marijuana in different ways harms your fertility. But the easiest method to improve a smoker’s all around health, his fertility, and the healthiness of his household is to assist him stop smoking.Inch

“Fertility reduction in the sperm of tobacco smokers might be reversed after washing having a cannabinoid agonist”

L. J. Burkman, S. Tambar, A. Makriyannis, M. Bodziak, R. Mroz, B. Telesz

HIGHLIGHTS in the 62nd ANNUAL MEETING

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE