Cannabis Could Increase Men’s Sperm Count


Cannabis Could Increase Men's Sperm Count

 

Men who have smoked marijuana at some point in their life had significantly higher concentrations of sperm when compared with men who have never smoked marijuana, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, conducted in the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, also found that there was no significant difference in sperm concentrations between current and former marijuana smokers.

“These unexpected findings highlight how little we know about the reproductive health effects of marijuana, and in fact of the health effects of marijuana in general,” said Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard Chan School. “Our results need to be interpreted with caution and they highlight the need to further study the health effects of marijuana use.”

The study will be published on February 5, 2019 in Human Reproduction.

It is estimated that 16.5 percent of adults in the US use marijuana, and support for legal recreational use of marijuana has increased dramatically in recent years. Understanding the health effects associated with marijuana use is important given the growing perception that it poses few health hazards.

The researchers hypothesized that marijuana smoking would be associated with worse semen quality. Previous studies on marijuana have suggested that it is associated with negative effects on male reproductive health, but most of those studies had focused on animal models or on men with histories of drug abuse.

For this study, researchers collected 1,143 semen samples from 662 men between 2000 and 2017. On average, the men were 36 years old, and most were white and college educated. Additionally, 317 of the participants provided blood samples that were analyzed for reproductive hormones. To gather information on marijuana use among study participants, researchers used a self-reported questionnaire that asked the men a number of questions about their usage, including if they had ever smoked more than two joints or the equivalent amount of marijuana in their life and if they were current marijuana smokers.

Among the participants, 365, or 55 percent, reported having smoked marijuana at some point. Of those, 44 percent said they were past marijuana smokers and 11 percent classified themselves as current smokers.

Analysis of the semen samples showed that men who had smoked marijuana had average sperm concentrations of 62.7 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate while men who had never smoked marijuana had average concentrations of 45.4 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate. Only 5 percent of marijuana smokers had sperm concentrations below 15 million/mL (the World Health Organization’s threshold for “normal” levels) compared with 12 percent of men who had never smoked marijuana.

The study also found that among marijuana smokers, greater use was associated with higher serum testosterone levels.

The researchers cautioned that there are several potential limitations to the findings, including that participants may have underreported marijuana use given its status as an illegal drug for most of the study period. The researchers emphasized that they do not know to what extent these findings may apply to men in the general population as the study population consisted of subfertile men in couples seeking treatment at a fertility center. Additionally, they noted that there are few similar studies to compare their results against.

“Our findings were contrary to what we initially hypothesized. However, they are consistent with two different interpretations, the first being that low levels of marijuana use could benefit sperm production because of its effect on the endocannabinoid system, which is known to play a role in fertility, but those benefits are lost with higher levels of marijuana consumption,” said Feiby Nassan, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Chan School. “An equally plausible interpretation is that our findings could reflect the fact that men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to engage in risk-seeking behaviors, including smoking marijuana.”

Putin: GMOs Reduce Sperm Count, It’s A New World Order Depopulation Tool


Russian leader on Monsanto and human devolution By: Daniel Newton

According to new comprehensive studies, sperm counts have plummeted almost 50% in just a four decade As sperm counts in Western men plummet at an alarming rate, Russian leader Vladimir Putin has branded GMOs as “modern poisons” used as a tool of the New World Order to depopulate the planet.

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According to new comprehensive studies, sperm counts have plummeted by almost 50% in just a four decades time frame as the modern man’s health deteriorates at break-neck speed.As many theories circulate suggesting that the decline is sperm count is a result of toxic GMOs used by the globalist as depopulation tool, Putin said: “I don’t know what I have to do to get through to people. Can you see where this is headed?“

The human race is doomed unless we take urgent action A young man born today in America will be completely sterilized by the time he is 40.”Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, announced last year that Russia had banned GMOs as it had no place in the future of Russian agriculture.Putin said that his goal was to have the world cleanest food supply by boosting the health of its soil, and giving the Russian people purely organic food to avoid the health risks of GMOs. © press sperm counts have plummeted almost 50% in just a four decades time frame as the modern man’s health deteriorates According to a Security Council (SCRF) report, Putin said that evolution was at risk as a result of  Western super powers intentionally decelerating the process for their “personal gain.”Last year, Putin signed Federal Law 358-Z, prohibiting “cultivation of genetically engineered plants and breeding of genetically engineered animals on the territory of the Russian Federation,”GMOs and SpermThe connection between GMOs and Sperm decline hasn’t been officially linked, as scientists still say it’s down to modern lifestyles in the digital era such as anxiety and smoking. So why is Putin the only leader that has made the GMO connection to low sperm counts?

Maybe you should follow the money.“Given the importance of sperm counts for male fertility and human health, this study is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp ongoing drop in sperm count, with the goal of prevention,” lead author Hagai Levine said in a statement.

Last year, over 37 million bees died when a GMO corn plantation was in close proximity of a local beekeeper in Canada.Incidents like this should be the reason that GMOs should be banned, not just in Russia, but worldwide.

Source:http://www.neonnettle.com

Will Keeping A Smartphone in Your Pocket Affect Sperm Count? 


With the rise of smartphones and mobile technology, it was natural that people began to wonder what sorts of long-term effects these devices might be having on the body. Pressing a radio frequency receiver against the side of your head for hours every day seemed like it might be a bit of a risk, and most attention has focused on potential brain tumors and cancer caused by excessive cell phone use.

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However, for all the gentlemen out there, a much larger problem could be brewing in your pants – but only if you tend to keep your cell phone in the pocket of your trousers. Smartphones vs. Sperm As we all know, smartphones do have a certain elevated temperature to them, and they’re constantly receiving information and social media updates in the form of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation, and that sort of energy doesn’t just disappear. It seems like common sense to keep your phone in your pocket for easy access, but it also makes sense to do a bit of research and find out what interactions are happening below your belt. A number of studies have been conducted across the world, and the results have been published in Environment International to the Journal of Andrology, and everywhere in between.

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As it turns out, researchers have found conclusive evidence that cell phone proximity to male testicles can have a negative impact on a man’s sperm count and motility. One of the more prestigious studies found an 8% decrease in sperm motility and an approximate 9% decrease in sperm viability. Those two words – motility and viability – may be new to some of you. Essentially, motility means the ability of the sperm to swim, which is important if fertilization of the egg is meant to happen. Viability, on the other hand, describes a man’s fertility, essentially measuring the number of living vs. non-living sperm. An 8% drop in speed may not seem like a huge percentage, but when you realize that cell phones are not only slowing your sperm down, but also killing them, it may be cause for alarm.
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What’s Actually Happening Down There? Cell phone radiation is nearly unavoidable in today’s plugged-in world, but keeping it close to such vital organs (like the head or genitals) isn’t the best idea. There are a number of restrictions and regulations on the amount of EMR that a cell phone can emit (typically below 2.0 W/kg), but that is still a measurable amount of radiation, which could be damaging DNA by increasing the amount of free radicals present in the testicles. This can lead to infertility and inviable sperm, as these studies have shown, and may increase your risks of testicular cancer, although conclusive research for that prediction is still ongoing. Too Close for Comfort Furthermore, when you keep a cell phone in your pocket, pressed against your skin, it tends to raise the base skin temperature by more than 2 degrees Celsius. The male testicles have carefully adapted to maintain an ideal temperature for the growth and health of sperm, and this small increase in temperature next to the testicles may be enough to incapacitate or kill sperm. Other studies have identified significant drops in sperm count, and heightened levels of oxidative stress in the testicles and changes in sperm morphology. Some of these changes were seen in lab-dish experiments where sperm were exposed to EMF radiation for one hour. A percentage of the sperm changed to an abnormal shape or lost the ability to attach to an egg – thereby making it impossible for fertilization to occur.

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Furthermore, when you keep a cell phone in your pocket, pressed against your skin, it tends to raise the base skin temperature by more than 2 degrees Celsius. The male testicles have carefully adapted to maintain an ideal temperature for the growth and health of sperm, and this small increase in temperature next to the testicles may be enough to incapacitate or kill sperm. Other studies have identified significant drops in sperm count, and heightened levels of oxidative stress in the testicles and changes in sperm morphology. Some of these changes were seen in lab-dish experiments where sperm were exposed to EMF radiation for one hour. A percentage of the sperm changed to an abnormal shape or lost the ability to attach to an egg – thereby making it impossible for fertilization to occur.

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None of this is good news for prospective parents who are also on-the-go tech lovers that hardly ever leave their smartphone behind. Infertility already affects more than 10% of men 25 and over, and it is hardly a surprise that infertility rates are rising. While many people blame environmental pollutants, stress levels, changing cultural norms, and natural infertility, increasing the amount of male cell phone users by about 1.5 billion in the past decade could also have an effect on those rising numbers. How to Keep the Swimmers Safe The amount of time being exposed to cell phone EMF radiation was cited as a major factor, as was proximity to the “affected area”. The best solution for this problem would obviously be to keep your cell phone somewhere besides your belt or pocket – perhaps in a bag or a shirt pocket, on your desk at work, or even left at home entirely! Certain phone brands also emit higher levels of EMF radiation, and therefore have more of an impact on sperm production and function. Smartphones and Blackberries, for example, emit more EMF than traditional phones.

The amount of radiation absorbed by the body decreases by 15% with every millimeter of distance, so even adding a case to your smartphone, or keeping the phone in a coat pocket, could make a major difference to your sperm count, motility, and viability.

Or, you could just do this…. It has become second nature to slip our phones into our pocket when we’re done using them, but for any men who are interested in fathering a child (next week, next year, next decade…), avoiding excessive “pocket exposure” to EMF radiation is extremely important!

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Chemicals found in common household products may affect human sperm.


In 1991 a study showed that human sperm counts had fallen by almost 50 percent in less than 50 years, which increased the cases of male infertility due to lower sperm count.

Toothpaste and sunscreen could be two of the reasons why male infertility is on the rise.

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A few years later researchers discovered that common chemicals used in everyday day items such as soap and toothpaste have a negative effect in the male reproductive system – and a new study has found a way of testing the impact of household products on human sperm.
Some chemical substances mimic either male sex hormones or female sex hormones and both interfere with the male reproductive system by slowing down sperm, explains Steve Connor over at the Independent.
The chemicals commonly found in detergents, plastics, toothpaste and even sunscreen also make sperm release enzymes needed to fertilise the egg cell before it reaches it, which may also be a cause of infertility.
In their study the researchers found that these chemicals have what Connor describes as a “cocktail effect”, meaning the presence of one amplifies the effects of others.
“For the first time, we have shown a direct link between exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals from industrial products and adverse effects on human sperm function,” said Professor Niels Skakkebaek, of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, to the Independent.
A report from the Centre of Advanced European Studies and Research found that out of 96 common household chemicals, a third had an effect on the protein that controls sperm motility and swimming agility.
“In my opinion, our findings are clearly a concern as some endocrine-disrupting chemicals are possibly more dangerous than previously thought,” said Skkakkebaek. “However, it remains to be seen from forthcoming clinical studies whether our findings may explain reduced couple fertility which is very common in modern society.”
This study is the first one that highlights how common lifestyle or environmental changes affect male fertility.