Kola Nut (Cola nitida) Powder.
The Kola Nut is the fruit of the kola tree, native to the tropical rainforests of Africa. Human use of the Kola Nut, like Guarana, Coffee and Tea, appears to have ancient origins. The caffeine containing Kola Nut is commonly chewed in many West African cultures, often in a social setting, to help support vitality and healthy energy. Kola nuts are seen as symbols of kindness and hospitality and are used in some parts of Africa as a medium of exchange.
Kola Nut is an important part of the traditional spiritual practice of culture and religion in West Africa, particularly Niger and Nigeria. In the 1800s, John Pemberton, a pharmacist in Georgia created the first cola soft drink using extracts of Kola Nut and Coca leaf as ingredients. Kola Nut contains the natural colanine (catechine-caffeine), theobromine and theophylline. The seeds are also rich in healthy, flavonoids, antioxidants and other constituents.
Kola Nut may help support energy levels, stamina, endurance, concentration, mental alertness and aid digestion. It should be used with caution by individuals sensitive to caffeine.