Consequently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that people do not use cannabis while trying to conceive, as it can negatively affect fetal development as early as the first trimester of pregnancy. Endocannabinoid receptors have been found in sperm and in the female reproductive system, leading to the belief that they can improve the ability of sperm to fertilize an egg, stimulate ovarian function and follicle maturation. In other words, CBD may be a natural way to increase fertility with minimal side effects. However, there is still no solid evidence to support this theory. Endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors are what allow compounds such as THC and CBD to interact with the body and do things like relieve pain, inflammation, seizures, and stress.
There is also evidence that CBD can negatively affect the early stages of pregnancy, while cannabis can negatively affect sperm count and mobility. Despite some claims that CBD or THC offers fertility solutions, there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims. Many legitimate studies are currently underway to evaluate CBD as a feasible treatment option for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and anxiety. However, there is still a lack of conclusive evidence to support its use. Much remains to be learned about the endocannabinoid system, its role in fertility, and how it interacts with (and is affected by) CBD.
The ECS and how it works are the basis for all the ways CBD, a natural plant cannabinoid that mimics endocannabinoids in the human body, supports health and well-being. CBD weakly binds to cannabinoid 1 (CB) receptors in the central nervous system, which is found in the brain and spinal cord. CBD is largely understood to have a positive effect on a person's mood due to its impact on several neurotransmitters in the brain, specifically anandamide and adenosine. There is no doubt that for some people, CBD has helped them combat serious medical problems and remains a hopeful option for effective natural medicine. However, much more remains to be learned about ECS and its role in fertility and reproduction, as well as how CBD consumption affects these things. As a Senior Herbalist, I am often asked if CBD offers fertility and health benefits before conception and if it's OK to use it while trying to conceive.
Apart from this specific oil, no other CBD product has been approved by the FDA and its quality could vary significantly. Data and many opinions advise against both men and women smoking and using marijuana while preparing for conception or consuming high doses of CBD during pregnancy.