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Overview - Reproductive System

Description of Reproductive System

The reproductive system functions to provide sexual pleasure and to produce offspring. It is made up of sexual organs. In gender typical females: the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and mammary glands. In gender typical males: penis, testes, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and the prostate. In intersex individuals, typical sexual distinctions or biological characteristics may vary.

Reproductive System and ECS-Based Interactions

Endocannabinoid receptors are present in parts of both male and female reproductive organs. CB1 receptors have been identified in the ovaries, uterus, and the testes. CB2 receptor sites were identified in cells of ovarian cortex, ovarian medulla, and ovarian follicles. The G-protein coupled receptor 18 has been found in the midpiece of the human spermatozoa.

The endocannabinoid system is increasingly activated at the time of ovulation. More specifically, levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide increase at the time of ovulation. As such cannabinoids may exert influence on the earliest processes of conception and egg implantation in the uterine wall and thus may play a significant role in fertility. For instance, mammalian research discovered that dose-dependent anandamide opens or closes doors relevant to the conception of life itself. That is, low levels of anandamide enhanced egg implantation and higher levels diminish egg implantation and as such may play a dual role (biphasic effect) in the prevention of miscarriage and at the same time may function an early abortifacient.

Reproductive System Medical Specialists

For Females: Gynecologist, Obstetrician, Neonatologist, Infertility Specialist, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Midwifery, Urogynecology, Emmenologist, Infectious Disease Specialist. For Males: Urologist, Dermatologist, Infectious Disease Specialist

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Drug Interactions

THC Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • THC can enhance the effects of drugs that cause sedation and depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol, for example. 
  • THC is metabolized by and an inhibitor of a number of enzymatic liver pathways referred to as cytochrome P450. There are more than 50 enzymes belonging to this enzyme family, a number of which are responsible for the breakdown of common drugs such as antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline, doxepine, fluvoxamine), antipsychotics (haloperidol, clozapine, stelazine), beta-blockers (e.g. propranolol), bronchodilators (e.g. theophylline), or bloodthinners (e.g. warfarin).  Thus patients taking these classes of medication may find that THC increases the concentration and effects of these drugs as well as the duration of their effects.
  • Clinical observation suggests no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 20mg THC.

CBD Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • CBD may alter action on metabolic enzymes (certain drug-transport mechanisms), and as such may alter interactions with other drugs, some of which may produce therapeutic or adverse effects. For instance, CBD interacts with the enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4 and cytochrome P450 2C19, increasing the bioavailability of anti-epileptic drugs such as clobazam (a benzodiazepine). This makes it possible to achieve the same results at significantly lower dosages, reducing treatment costs and risks of adverse effects. 
  • Groups of drugs affected include: anti-epileptic drugs, psychiatric drugs, and drugs affecting metabolic enzymes, for example.
  • Clinical observations suggest no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 100mg CBD

Dosing Considerations

THC Dosage Considerations

  • THC micro dose:  0.1 mg to 0.4 mg
  • THC low dose:  0.5 mg to 5 mg
  • THC medium dose:  6 mg to 20 mg
  • THC high dose:  21 mg to 50+ mg

CBD Dosage Considerations

  • CBD low dose:  0.4 mg to 19 mg
  • CBD medium dose: 20 mg to 99 mg
  • CBD high dose:  100 mg to 800+ mg (upper limits tested ~1,500mg)

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