Perimenopause Burnt Out Founder of The Menopause Vitamin Co at 51

At the age of 49, life took an unexpected turn for me. Struggling both at work and in my personal life, I felt like I had lost all my motivation, energy, and drive. Intense anxiety, joint pain, and brain fog set in, and I became unrecognisable from the person I had been just months before. Little did I know, when the first hot and cold flush hit me soon after, it would lead me on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment—welcome to my story.

Discovering Perimenopause

It wasn’t until the heat, followed by feeling icy cold, that I realised I was entering perimenopause, suddenly it all made sense, The realisation hit me hard, as I knew nothing about menopause, but I was determined to educate myself, beginning the journey to find myself again.

The Search for Support

Endless hours of research became my life looking for available support. Among the many solutions, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) finally brought relief to the hot flushes. However, I knew it was not a cure-all—my hair, skin, nails, energy, and mood were all over the place.

Trial and Error

My year of trial and error, researching vitamins, minerals, and botanicals that would work. Each bottle I tried was either a reminder of all the marketing hype of poor-quality supplements or something that really worked but cost the earth.

The Birth of Vibrancy Blend:

While I had discovered the perfect blend of supplements, the cost of purchasing multiple bottles was not sustainable in the long run. At the age of 50, with my thriving hotel management career and great salary left behind, I decided to create a solution for women like me. So, the UK’s first all-in-one nutritional perimenopause and menopause supplement without phytoestrogens was born.

The Menopause Vitamin Company

Leaving behind the familiar and venturing into the unknown, I founded The Menopause Vitamin Company. My vision was clear—never to prey on women’s vulnerabilities or pain points just to make a sale like the big pharma companies, but to offer the highest quality nutritional supplements that work, along with genuine menopause support through my talks, social media pages and website.

A Purpose Rediscovered

The journey wasn’t easy, but the heartfelt feedback and incredible results from customers have been nothing short of amazing. Today, I stand proud, knowing that I have not only reclaimed my life but have also found a new purpose and direction.


Life’s unexpected curveballs can be daunting, but they also present opportunities for growth and reinvention. My journey from perimenopausal struggles to founding The Menopause Vitamin Company is a testament to the resilience within us all. Embrace change, seek solutions, and never underestimate the power of finding purpose in unexpected places. After all, it’s never too late to rewrite your story.



Melissa Neisler Dickinson

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