Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An Internal Cannabinoid-Signaling System Regulates Human Sperm, Fertilization Potential, Study Finds; Abusing Marijuana May Overload System, Inhibit Fertility

An Internal Cannabinoid-Signaling System Regulates Human Sperm, Fertilization Potential, Study Finds; Abusing Marijuana May Overload System, Inhibit Fertility

This one would seem to tie together articles from that past two days that seemed to say the exact opposit of one another... it seems that cannabinoids will both inhibit and aid sperm motility depending on the circumstance.  Dynamite reading here.

An Excerpt:
SAN FRANCISCO -- A cellular signaling system that responds to THC, the active substance in marijuana, as well as to anandamide, a cannabinoid-like molecule normally produced in the body, may regulate sperm functions required for fertilization in humans, a study headed by scientists from the University at Buffalo has found.
 
In addition, the findings suggest that men and women who abuse marijuana could jeopardize fertility by overloading this natural cannabinoid signaling system that regulates sperm structure, vigor and fertility...
As always, follow the link to read the rest...

90 comments:

  1. Most tests done on this are old and the circumstances they were conducted in are always quite vague :) nice read anyhow

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  2. Seriously? I'm going to read this thoroughly and figure out how they came up with this. I really hope for my sakes that this isn't true

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  3. In super high me, Doug had more sperm after he was baked for 30 days.

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  4. Wait can this stuff mess with your sex drive??

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  5. All this factoids... cannot compute.

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  6. people say a lot of different things about weed

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  7. Thanks for this - interesting post man. Keep in touch... Look forward to more.

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  8. Sounds like natural selection to me lol, people who use drugs not being able to procreate...

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  9. Seems like that would be expected lol. If I inhale this, some of my body functions may not work so well!

    Keep up the articles and general knowledge; I like being in the loop

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  10. Does this mean we can get baked and have unprotected sex? I think that's how I'm going to take it...

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  11. my man crunky. always got a good read. it definitely makes sense when you consider some other findings related to weed.

    aka. small amounts of marijuana seem to stimulate intellectual thought, while large amounts inhibit it.

    we must find always find a balance in life.

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  12. Interesting read, but at this age I'm not too concerned about fertility.

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  13. Well, I don't need that sh1t 'cause I'm a Tiger, Instead, I need a pill to slow down my instinctive hunting...

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  14. Uh oh, I dont want to be sterile, I want kids some day, I better put down the blunt

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  15. i dont want kids guess i should smoke more

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  16. There is always a debate over marijuana's medical contributions. I hope they figure it all out soon!
    Mesty =)

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  17. i alsways knew cannabis is a good thing for health

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  18. Wow, never would of thought this was true. Might have to look into it

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  19. so... if awesome birth control here?

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  20. good. less chance to get someone pregz

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  21. ive heard the same thing about mountain dew

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  22. I've always looked at endocannabinoids from a neurological perspective, but never with respect to reproduction. I'd suggest "Endocannabinoid Signaling in the Brain" by Wilson and Nicoll for some light reading on the topic as well.

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  23. wow atleast i learned something today!

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  24. @ All NY Love
    It's not saying that smoking marijuana will have a negative effect on your sex drive, it's stating that smoking marijuana will increase/decrease the chances of conceiving a child depending on how much you smoke.

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  25. "I just spilled 3 million potential grandchildren on your daughter's face last night. Wait, I smoke weed, make that 2 million."

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  26. What? No way! Im definitely gonna read this article

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  27. Thanks for the insightful comments on my last blog post!

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  28. Well i think it would be nice to decrease, no one wants messed up kids in the world , theres already enough ! thanks for the cool post

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  29. Damn, this changes my whole view of "lazy" stoners.

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  30. Wow haha i had no idea MJ could contribute to sperm count

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  31. i saw that article, interesting stuff

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  32. Makes sense the more I think about it...

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  33. i still think it should be legalized.

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  34. That's fine, I don't plan on breeding. Cool article though!

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  35. i want a joint right fucking now HAHA

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  36. So it can help you get pregnant, and keep you from getting pregnant at the same time. So it is kind of like russian roulette.

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  37. awesome, even more good thinks xD

    and i'm with travie.

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  38. who cares about sperm motility anyways, always wear protection!!

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  39. interesting post bor , long ass title xD

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  40. Glad i don't smoke this stuff lol

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  41. Interesting read, I'm sure i'll use this in a conversation with someone in the future.

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  42. it does a lot more than affect ur sex drive, it affects performance too, not that i'd know, but, just saying, studies. etc..

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  43. Lol it HAD to be a report from SF!

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  44. very interesting cant wait for more :D

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  45. Thankyou for the information!
    Mesty =)

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  46. I dunno, its easy to skew data to support whatever you're arguing, as long as it's something truly debatable. Like I said before, interesting blog overall, waiting for more posts.

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  47. awesome stuff overall bro. thanks man

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  48. That's crazy, didn't know that. I believe that's another one to list for the many positives of weed.

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  49. I love your post, very interesting and well thought out! I will follow =]

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  50. buffalo knows what they are talking about

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