CBD Oil for Reproduction?

CBD Oil for Reproduction?

May 15th 2019

For American couples alone, close to 15% are having problems conceiving. The inability to conceive for 12 consecutive months, is defined as infertility. When it comes to fertility; one-third of the problem is with the man, one-third cannot be identified or is with both the man and the woman and one-third is with the woman.

Endocannabinoid imbalances in the reproductive system could be associated with not only infertility but also with disease and disorders throughout the body. The endogenous cannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of receptors found throughout the body within the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. These receptors are also located in the male and female reproductive systems too, not surprising, is it? It is important to note that for couples using cannabis as a method to increase their chances of fertility, BOTH need to be using the CBD oil, not just the woman.

The ECS is responsible for the reproductive system of women, and also the motility and production of sperm in men. If there is a deficiency in cannabinoids, within the body, it would make sense to consume cannabis, because the brain is actually wired to accept signals from the ECS for human sexual hormone production. If already consuming cannabis, men may to decrease the amount of THC they consume while increasing their daily CBD intake while trying to conceive. Although THC has been known to lower sperm count, on the other hand, CBD has actually been known to increase sperm count. 

If and when you do conceive your baby, do you continue to take CBD? Well, we know it helps with symptoms associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness, stress, anxiety, sleep, depression, aches and pains based on research studies. Although cannabis is gaining recognition for its health benefits in the medical research community, doctors are still not taught anything about cannabis. So don’t be surprised if your doc doesn’t jump on board with your decision. However, that doesn't mean that you and your partner can't do your own research and present it to your doctor so that together you may make an appropriate decision for you and that precious cargo you are carrying. Just because doctors did not go to school and learn how to use cannabis medicinally doesn't mean that cannabis doesn't work, it means you have a doctor that may not be educated in the area. Research has proven CBD to be safe for use during pregnancy, can ease the discomfort associated with the delivery and is even safe to use while breastfeeding.

Choosing to use functional medicine as a way to achieve optimal health, including fertility, is becoming increasingly more popular, as more and more research reveals the benefits of using cannabis to heal.

Remember, CBD is different for everyone. It may take some time to get to know the correct amount of oil to take, but be patient starting with a low dose. We are here to help you in any way that we can. Your My Hemp Benefits team is committed to bringing you superior, high-quality hemp extracted CBD oil free any sweeteners or flavors. From the Earth for your body; your body will thank you.

Resources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034092

http://obgyn.ucla.edu/infertility

https://cornerstonecollective.com/endocannabinoid-system-reproductive-health-potential-new-fertility-drugs/