My Journey – By Jani L (Founding Member)

Hi, my name is Jani, founding member of The Green Vein-Kratom for SA.

I stumbled across this miraculous plant after a series of spinal surgeries which in turn lead to a nasty opiate and benzodiazepine dependency. Kratom not only got me through the withdrawals comfortably, but completely eases my back pain when needed.

Thanks to Tramadol, 5 years later I still suffer with debilitating anxiety and depression, but our miracle plants’ “Kratom” anxiety and depression easing properties has literally given me my life back.

I can honestly say that I know how you feel and I know how to fix it.

My Journey

A little bit of background on how my journey with plant medicine began.

I broke my neck when I was 17, but nothing was ever done about it until 22 years later when I couldn’t function properly anymore. We finally got a diagnosis which looked pretty bleak, I would need a few spinal surgeries to correct the damage.

Knowing that I was in it for the long haul I asked all the doctors, surgeons and pharmacists if it was safe to be on Tramadol and Alzam long-term. All of them assured me that I would have no issues, that Tramadol was a new wonder drug that was easy on the body and non-addictive.

4 years later I was healed up and it was time to get off of the medicine. I found out the hard way that it was all a horrible lie.
I suffered the most torturous withdrawals; it was literally a living hell. I had to work full time and I have two kids, there was no way I could function this way, So I went back on the medication and started searching.

The word Kratom kept coming up, initially with a lot of negativity around it, and so I brushed it aside, but then after reading Countess testimonials of people who had successfully quit opiates and benzos using Kratom. I decided to give it a try.  From that day my life changed. I was able to quit the medication with no withdrawals.

After a month I went off the Kratom with absolutely no secondary withdrawals. I was blown away by the power of Kratom, and it was obvious that it was widely unknown in South Africa, so I made it my mission to source Premium quality Kratom and to let South Africans know that there is a safe, natural alternative… and thus the Green vein was born.

Kratom, scientifically named Mitragyna speciosa originates from South East Asia where the leaves were traditionally chewed during long hikes through the Jungles and harsh terrain. Kratom was favoured for its energy-boosting, pain-relieving and endurance enhancing qualities. More recent studies show that kratom is effective at easing symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, ADHD, fibromyalgia, gout, arthritis… the list just goes on… Kratom contains over more than 40 different alkaloids. The main alkaloids being 7-Hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine. Unfortunately, 5 years later, I still haven’t recovered from the damage the Tramadol has done, I still suffer with debilitating anxiety and depression. Thankfully Kratom works wonders for that too, and has literally given me my life back.

At the end of the day, I can honestly say that I know how you feel and I know how to fix it.