Degraded Sperm Quality And Testicular Function In Marijuana Users

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  1. John Estrada

    John Estrada Member

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    Thought this was worth sharing. Any thoughts? "Men who smoked marijuana had significantly degraded sperm quality and testicular function, worse than tobacco users and comparable to men with diagnosed infertility, according to a long-term Brazilian study"

    Studies: Weed Degrades Sperm, Spurs LUTS
     
  2. lampofred

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    Dr. Peat has said marijuana is estrogenic and accentuates the effects of stored PUFA/prostaglandins.
     
  3. burtlancast

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    One interesting fact: "Marijuana users had a significantly lower median estradiol level (10.04 ng/dL) as compared with all the other groups (P<0.001)"

    Also, maybe the explanation for cannabis' anti cancer effect ? : "Hallak noted that marijuana induces production of intracellular ROS whereas tobacco smoke creates extracellular oxidative stress."

    In any case, as far as declaring cannabis harmful, the study needs to be reproduced with cannabis oil, instead of smoked cannabis: ANY substance that's being smoked is damaging to health.
     
  4. burtlancast

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    No, it's not.
    It's been posted again and again: THC and CBD by themselves are neither estrogenic or anti-estrogenic.
     
  5. paymanz

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    a substance doesnt necessarily need to increase estrogen levels to be called estrogenic.
     
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    I think it’s progesteronegenic.
     
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    Based on studies or experience and observation?
     
  9. Atman

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    I can tell from personal experience and from observing other people who were chronic users that cannabis is indeed antiandrogenic.
    I am also pretty sure that it's not due to the smoking, since I couldn't observe the same effect in chronic tabacco smokers.
     
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    Cannabis increases cortisol, as seen in many chronic smokers that are super skinny unable to put on muscle
     
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    I’ve read about 10 studies. It seems to me that it is not estrogenic. But it has characteristics that resemble progesterone.
     
  12. kyle

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    I dont need studies to tell me what a plague on society it is though.

    I know the rats park study and all but were rational creatures, not rats. Its absolutely crippling to young people.

    It being toted as having some medicinal value is a total smokescreen afaic.
     
  13. Stramonium

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    As an ex cannabis smoker I totally agree, many people use it as a coping mechanism and it ends up making their anxiety a lot worse than it was, with even worse symptoms. I have a friend who get really intense heart palpitations from it every time he smokes, last time he ended up in the emergency room. Its medical value has been over exaggerated to say the least
     
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    I agree with this. I used to smoke quite heavily and found it quite stressful although i kept doing it. The effects of which I am still probably dealing with to this day ie. high cortisol and estrogen. In the last few months my body has transformed quite substantially and that is partially due to quitting marijuana. If it is not androgenic, which we can all agree on, it will probably lead to estrogenic effects if overdone. I think the frequency should be highlighted here as once and a while it could probably serve the body well.
     
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