Stem and Vein Kratom can be seen as the middle-ground between the leaves of the Kratom tree harvested in Southeast Asia and the powders that are sold by vendors worldwide. If you’re a Kratom buff and you enjoy experimenting with new varieties, Stem and Vein is something you definitely need to try.
To be clear, Stem and Vein is less potent than most Kratom strains out there. Despite this, it has a long duration that you rarely get with other, more popular products. Although not an accurate name from a botanical perspective, Stem and Vein quickly caught on because everyone knows what it’s about.
What Is Stem and Vein Kratom?
Without delving too deep into minutiae, Stem and Vein Kratom is a by-product of the drying and processing of Kratom leaves into powder. Normally, farmers let the leaves dry for a specific amount of time and in controlled conditions – which vary from one Kratom strain to another – and then remove the leaves’ “stems and veins.”
Basically, they remove the petiole of the leaf, along with the middle and secondary veins. If you ever picked up a dried leaf in autumn, you’ve likely noticed the same process: the leaf itself crumbles while its “skeleton”, what the industry calls stem and vein, remains intact. The latter is usually discarded, but some people process it as a separate product in order to obtain Stem and Vein Kratom.
If you don’t get your Stem and Vein from a trustworthy vendor, it’s likely that you won’t feel anything at all. Having tried over ten different sources of Stem and Vein, we decided that, for us, The Golden Monk’s product was the one that had the highest purity and consistency over several orders that took place a couple of months apart from one another.
Stem and Vein Kratom Effects and Benefits
Although not as concentrated in terms of the total amount of alkaloids, Stem and Vein Kratom has a unique profile that gives it a lasting effect. The main varieties of Stem and Vein include:
Red Sumatra Stem and Vein Kratom
Quality Red Sumatra Stem and Vein will be hard to distinguish from its Red Vein counterpart in term of after-effects. It has been described as:
An Outstanding Stimulant. In our experience, this one was slightly more energizing than its regular Red Vein cousin.
Potent Mood Enhancer. Red Stem and Vein Kratom is perfect for stress relief and relaxation.
Malay Stem and Vein Kratom
Although regular Malay tends to be more potent than other Kratom Veins, the Stem and Vein alternative tends to be more mellow:
Good Pain Relief. If you’re dealing with chronic pain, Malay Stem and Vein Kratom will provide a steady, long-term analgesic effect.
Sleep Aid. This Kratom variety is perfect for those who have trouble sleeping. Take a small dose a couple of hours before going to bed for a long and restful slumber.
Stem and Vein Kratom Dosage
In our experience, it takes almost ¼ more Stem and Vein powder to obtain similar effects as in the case of regular powders. To be on the safe side, you can start out with a Stem and Vein dosage between 1 and 2 grams. Then, you can work your way up in increments of 0.5 grams until you reach about 3.5 to 4 grams, which is commonly regarded as a moderate dose.
Expert Kratom users will often settle for Stem and Vein quantities between 4 and 6 grams, but we advise you to first get to know how your body responds to the product before taking this much.
A good way to gauge whether this product is good for you is to first read some verified Stem and Vein Kratom reviews:
“As a long-standing Kratom consumer, I didn’t have high expectations from Stem and Vein. I ordered my first a month ago, but I didn’t try it until last week, when I was feeling really down low. Surprisingly, it improved my mood for the entire day. For once, I was able to do everything that I wanted without feeling like it’s pointless.”Jackie: February 27, 2019
“I’ve had Stem and Vein in my rotation for several weeks now and I’m surprised at how strong it is. I’ve got a Gold variety and, whenever I feel too tense before bed, I take a moderate dose of about 4 grams to help wind down. Spoiler alert: it works like a charm and I sleep like a baby.”Steph: March 26, 2019
Stem and Vein Kratom Alternatives
If you find that Stem and Vein is not as effective for you, you might want to try some other Kratom alternatives:
A balanced and distinct Kratom strain, we’ve yet to encounter one quality Vietnam batch that disappointed us.
Maeng Da Kratom
Few other strains can compare with the stimulation and pain relief offered by Maeng Da products.
Malay is a fairly strong and lasting Kratom vein with an outstanding reputation in the Kratom community.
Is It Worth Trying?
Although it wouldn’t be the first product on our to-do list, Stem and Vein Kratom is definitely worth at least one go. Beginners might want to postpone it in favor of more established Kratom powders or until they develop a bit of tolerance to regular strains. However, if you’re up for something different and new, Stem and Vein is a great choice.
Where you get your Stem and Vein will have an outstanding impact on the effects that you experience. We regularly test samples from tens of vendors and the purity of The Golden Monk’s assortment is rarely contested by what other shops have to offer.