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Concerns over Cannabis for Fertility

Can CBD or cannabinoids affect fertility long term for a young woman? This is a great question, but the studies on fertility and cannabis for women are debatable.

Some people find that it can be more dangerous. There are studies that show excessive cannabis use can reduce fertility.

Concerns over Cannabis for Fertility

I would again recommend moderate use, such as a few puffs of marijuana once per day. The body is responding to these chemicals that come from the cannabis plant as they come in because we recognize them. If we’re thinking about the long term, data does not show a long-term damage to fertility or long-term damage to tissues. When we’re talking about a study on mice where they inject huge doses of THC and essentially terminate the pregnancy of the mice, this is very hard to replicate in humans. You would have to consume huge amounts. If that were to happen, that a pregnancy was terminated, the uterus is going to regenerate cells. Long term it’s not going to have the same effect. At least that’s not shown in the data. My personal opinion is medical science is way more conservative around cannabis and pregnancy than it needs to be.

Also, I’m comparing that to the drugs used for pregnant women or women who are in the fertility stage of their life. They’re called teratogen. They’re a whole class of drugs that harm the fetus. Cannabis is not considered a teratogen, yet. The debate is still unsettled. In general, it’s nontoxic. It’s also a question of whether you are abusing the drug or using it medicinally. If you’re using it medicinally, we want to use as little medication as possible. We use it moderately.

CBD is the secondary molecule of cannabis. If women are dealing with issues such as osteoporosis, endometriosis, period cramps, and other hormonal imbalances like postmenopause, cannabis is a nontoxic, conservative first step in addressing symptoms before going into more harsh medications.

Hemp is just another word for cannabis

CBD, cannabidiol, comes hemp. Hemp is just another word for cannabis. It’s made with plants that are very low in THC, so they don’t get you high. I recommend people try a course of CBD. Start with a low dose, but try it for at least 30 days. You need to get the CBD systemic in your body. It has to build up in your body. If you find that you have reduced pain, that your symptoms and ailment from your disease are mitigated, your sleep is regulated, and possibly your mood and hormone cycles are regulated, this could be the CBD. What we’re ultimately trying to do is reduce the more powerful pharmaceuticals that we might be taking.

It doesn’t mean that pharmaceuticals are bad. It just means that the Federal Drug Administration has a very specific guideline for how medications get approved. Medications need to be laser focused in what they do. Cannabinoids are regulating the whole system. Even CBD-based medications have not been readily produced because we’re still trying to figure out why it has one effect for some people and other effects for other people.

That’s what I do. I just try to help people understand how to use CBD. It’s a really conservative way of going about taking something that might help without reducing the quality of your life, without having harmful side effects, and without getting high.

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