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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by flashope(m): 10:57am On Dec 10, 2014
Kolanut , a widely consumed nut in Africa that is found on Strepculiacasea tree . It is used in ceremonies and given during visitation and part of the cultural heritage of some parts in Africa. Kolanut extracts have been harnessed by some cola producing companies and also it has been used for medicinal purpose. The significance of kolanut to Africans take a major part in the instigation of researchers to elucidate the effects of kolanut on humans evolving the dearth studies about kolanut to many. Several advantageous effects could be effected on humans moreover it also has it deleterious influence on health especially when consumed indiscriminately and excessively.

Kolanut has very high caffeine content with dominance above other chemical constituent within, caffeine is known for it ability to hinder sleep, encourage alertness and dismay fatigue. This stimulating potential is further jazzed up by threobomine that is a stimulant. These two stimulants make Kolanut a natural stimulant that has been used for this stimulating purpose for years.

Synonymously to bitter kola, kolanut could also be taking by those with Asthma or whooping cough , because of it influence on the bronchioles , it induces bronchiole dilation making passage of air free.

In addition to all these benefits, kolanut has some nutrients such as proteins , starch, phenolics, niacin, ribolflavin, that are good for ones health. Other benefits of kolanuts are vision clearance and researchers have suggested kolanut has a natural and alternative medicine for diabetes.

Eventhough, kolanut seems to have beneficial relevance, it is good to take some precaution in its consumption. The caffeine content makes it a poison for pregnant women and nursing mothers and those suffering from high blood pressure , cardiovascular diseases, insominia, anxiety problem , high cholesterol level, seizure and palpitation. If consumed by pregnant woman it could cause hormonal imbalance and also consumption by those that have these diseases it could aggravate their condition. Those with stomach and duodenal ulcer should shun it intake because it induces increased production of gastric juice so not ameliorating the state of health but worsen it. Studies have shown it could cause osteoporosis in adult and perturbed bone formation in adolescent which could be traced to its caffeine content.

Furthermore, there are some drugs that shouldn’t be taken with kolanut because it counters the therapeutic effects of the drugs in the body. Drugs like muscle relaxant, heart medication, high blood pressure medication, nitrate and calcium channel blockers shouldn't be taken with kolanut.

Finally, prolong usage can cause reduction in testosterone level, sperm motility, viability, and count thus promoting infertility in men likewise in women it can cause reduction in weight of ovary and womb due to the perturbed oestrous cycle though this is dose-dependent.

Discerning the advantages and disadvantages of kolanut it depends on the consumer to choose what’s best for his/her health. Personally, its consumption is good for health and fostering of productivity but excessive ingestion should be hindered cause of the hazardous effects it could develop.


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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by dyadeleye(m): 11:13am On Dec 10, 2014
Eleyin gidi gan ooo..i need to buy a basketful of obi..seems that's the best idea. Obi tin biku, tin bi arun. cheesy

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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by flashope(m): 3:28pm On Dec 11, 2014
Lolz, all the same one should not over consume it
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by gloryl(f): 9:21am On Jan 20, 2016
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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by Julietcutie(f): 2:23pm On Oct 18, 2016
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by Ladeyanju(f): 5:24am On Jun 09, 2017
Please does kola nut have any other name at which it is called? Please reply.
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by rayobaba(m): 3:58pm On Sep 06, 2017
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Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by Kral263: 3:42am On Oct 07, 2017
If I consume Kola Nut mildly for when I work. Would this be damaging? And how much an amount would you take as overboard? Thanks for your info?
Re: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Kolanut by Ladyjumong(f): 12:05pm On Oct 07, 2017
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