If you’re having fertility issues and regularly smoke marijuana, now is the time to quit.
The chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects, is called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). I say “testicular THC trauma” for a few reasons. For one, it has been proven to effect fertility in men by unfavorably altering the way sperm swim to the egg and secondly, it lowers sperm count and testosterone (the male hormone) along with libido/sex drive. But the telltale tidbit for me, was something I learned way back in high school (or before) and that is: The THC that enters your body from smoking or ingesting marijuana, stores in your body’s fat cells (it is fat soluble) and it loves to chiefly embed itself into your brain and testicles! Now this can’t be good… Yeah, cannabis smokers are notorious for having impaired short-term memory and overall sluggish cognitive skills. Hmm, maybe that is due to all that THC stored in their brain. Maybe that’s why people often refer to their fellow cloudy comrades as “potheads.” Starting to make sense now? Well, the same applies for what I referred to as testicular trauma. Hmm, maybe it is due to all that THC stored in the…testicles?
Okay, now that the intro is out of the way, lets get on with the issue at hand.
Men who smoke marijuana can definitely have kids, that is not the point. What’s pertinent, is for the ones who are already having trouble impregnating their companion and happen to also smoke pot, it would be a good time to quit your drug habit, even if it is just a transitory hiatus. Some people are at the border of infertility anyway, and THC isn’t going to raise the odds of bearing children, it only lowers them. Something I haven’t mentioned yet, is about female fertility versus this drug. This psychoactive substance also stores in the ovaries, hence effecting the health of eggs produced, altering menstrual cycles, etc.
Fat Soluble vs. Water Soluble:
Water soluble drugs/chemicals flush out of the system in a speedy fashion, as we cycle food & drink to bodily waste, and so on. On the other hand, fat soluble chemicals leak out of your body more slowly. Depending on individual metabolism, body mass, and the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) you’ve took into your body, it can linger for months. Most people claim that users who only smoke weed moderately, can usually clear their body of it within 30-45 days after quiting. As with this “clearing issue” can be of interests to many people getting subjected to drug tests, there are several products on the market that boast about detoxifying in less time. I’ve heard of taking anything from vinegar to Sure Gel just to pass the tests, and one of the oldest methods is to simply drink lots & lots of water until your urine is clear. I can’t vouch for any of these tactics, so use your own judgement.
Overview: I bring a complete neutrality to the table, when it comes to the debates on whether marijuana should or shouldn’t be legalized in this country. Some areas are starting to legalize medicinal marijuana, but it’s not for anyone’s recreational use; it’s only for medical patients. Most likely, there are issues on how to properly tax this drug if it ever does becomes legal to the public…who knows? What do you think? Should marijuana be legalized?
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The bottom line: This drug should be avoided entirely during the time span you’re trying to conceive, that goes for both partners; and obviously, the mother should abstain from using cannabis while pregnant.
One last warning: Excessive marijuana abuse, by some studies, has been linked to raising the chances of developing testicular cancer albeit this is a rare form of cancer – percentage wise. At any rate, after reading all of this, it doesn’t sound like the beloved Mary Jane is very fond of guys, now does it?
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