Menopoised | Your Positive Menopause Naturally

by Jo Darling in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th November 2019 we successfully raised £11,276 with 112 supporters in 28 days

I create natural products to help menopausal women. I’ve trialled the Menopoised Magnet, with great results. Please help me scale my vision.

by Jo Darling in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

With your backing, I can reach more menopausal women looking for natural support during their menopause. 

My trial, corroborated by Sussex University, demonstrated the effectiveness of my first product the Menopoised Menopause Magnet. Results showed around 75% of women experienced a reduction in frequency and intensity of their menopausal heat symptoms. 

Menopause is a natural life transition – affecting 50% of our population!

You, your mum, your partner, your sister, your friend or any of the women in your life will at some point go through the menopause, it’s a natural transition. It’ll affect 50% of our population!

Many women, for a whole host of reasons, whether they have to or prefer to, are seeking natural solutions to a natural life event.

Menopoised® offers natural, effective choices

Menopoised has been created to support women during menopause to offer natural, effective choices. 

There are 34 ‘acknowledged’ symptoms of menopause which women may experience to varying degrees. The most obvious and, some say, debilitating is the hot flush. It’s believed around 75% of women will experience flushes and that for 20-30% of them they will severely impact their quality of life.

Introducing The Menopoised® Menopause Magnet

My recent ‘proof of principle’ research, corroborated by Sussex University backed up my clinical observations. Over 75% (of the 26 participants) reporting improvements in the frequency and intensity of the menopausal heat they were experiencing. 

Menopoised® Menopause Magnet: Small but mighty!

Simple, easy to use and fast acting. 

This tiny, powerful menopause magnet is placed unobtrusively at a specific point on the back of the neck. 

It can be left on whilst sleeping, exercising and even showering and it’s held in place with a hypoallergenic, breathable clear plaster. 

Magnets that last a lifetime

Taken care of, loved and cherished, your menopause magnets should last a lifetime. Because they’ve been beautifully plated in gold, to increase their effectiveness, they’re also non-corrosive even in salt water. 

What women say

‘ When I came across the trial I was really suffering...as well as night sweats I had a feeling of being invisible, ugly, would burst into tears frequently. I did not recognise the person I had become. 

I have had my magnet for around a month now and never want to be without one. It has changed my life..  its given me back the old me. 

I have almost completely stopped night sweats....perhaps one a week and nothing like the severity they had been. 

My biggest change though is in my mood or mindset....I am going out with family and the girls and loving it. 

It may seem a bit excessive to say the magnet has changed my life..  but it has. I am back loving life thanks to my little MenoPoised magnet. ‘ 

SM September, 2019

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‘I'm feeling better, sleep has improved, I've started to have a few nights when I haven't woken up having a hot flush which was happening every night. 

When I'm working I'm less aware of feeling too hot and anxious - the hot flushes bring a mild anxiety feeling which passes when the hot flush passes - that has been happening less which is great.’ 

RR, August, 2019

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‘I have seen a massive improvement in all my menopause symptoms but especially the hot flushes that I was finding so debilitating. They are not totally gone but very infrequent now. I'm sleeping better and feeling much more resilient and able to cope. 

The magnet has definitely had a massively beneficial effect for me. Thanks again for this amazing little lifesaver’ 

TS, September, 2019

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‘I love my magnet I have far less hot flushes But the other excellent thing is I can be in the heat wave and sunbath and not have to wear a sun hat or hide in the shade ... this is amazing as I can enjoy the beach again without feeling dizzy with heat ... Thank you so much for helping me feel rejuvenated’ 

GH, August 2019

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About me and my work

I’m an Acupuncturist, a mum, owner of a Natural Health Clinic and a menopausal woman! I've worked in natural health for over 10 years, training as an Acupuncturist after it successfully helped me conceive my son after years of trying.

I set up Hove Natural Health Clinic, over 4 years ago and over the years I've helped 1000's of women (and men!) to live healthier, happier lives.  

I treat menopausal women every day. My patients could be experiencing menopause early (before 40) or ‘on time’ (sometime after 45 years old) or due to medical treatment such as chemotherapy. 

I believe in natural solutions for menopausal issues

I’m humbled by my work with cancer patients, these women have very few choices when it comes to treating the sudden onset of menopause. Through acupuncture many of them get relief from symptoms but for many reasons, not least time and money, it’s not a treatment everyone can have.

I started to use a protocol in clinic a few years back, amongst my hot flush patients, that over the years has delivered great results. In a lightbulb moment I decided to make it my mission to create it as a product and give women a natural, side-effect free choice for improving hot flushes.

About the Menopoised® Vision

I understand the needs of menopausal women because they're my needs too.  I also know that each woman's menopause is unique to her. That’s why I created Menopoised, a carefully curated range of natural products. 

Menopoised will offer a range of natural products to give menopausal women a choice. A choice to use naturally derived, powerful products to ease them through their natural life transition – menopause.

I have a range of other products in development for my cool, calm and collected sets. Once the magnet is available and, depending on how much I raise, I’ll be rolling out our aroma rollerball, facial spritz, cream and body oils to help women to have a positive menopause naturally.

My products are rooted in ancient wisdom and effectively proven through practise-based evidence. I don’t test on animals - I test on menopausal women! 

I'm also striving to be as ethical and sustainable as possible. My magnets are permanent which means they should never need replacing and my oils are all derived from 100% natural essential oils.

How we will use the money we raise?

Much of the behind the scenes work has been done to bring the Menopoised® brand to life. I'm really proud of what we've already achieved;

* I've trialled the magnet to check that we're happy with how it works, I'm delighted to have Sussex University corroborate our findings (woop).

‘I've sourced high specification component parts for my products including gold plated, high strength magnets and ISO standard plasters. 

* We've developed some beautiful hand crafted essential oil blends to help natural feelings of calm, to cool and to help clear the mind.

* We’ve crafted well made, postable aesthetically pleasing packaging.  

* We have a strong brand look and feel!

And, last but not least we have a can do attitude and a determination to succeed. 

What I need now is your backing

What I need are the funds to get my first product, The Menopoised® Menopause Magnet to market so I can start helping more menopausal women. 

When you support me you're supporting an incredible business that's already proved the product works and is really close to making a big difference to lots of people's lives.

Your money will help towards  

Creating the first Menopoised® Magnet Sets by producing;

* Breathable, Hypoallergenic Plasters

* Product Usage Instruction Leaflets

* Postable, Well Made Packaging

Mock Up of The Menopoised® Magnet Set

 

How You Can Help

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about Menopoised®. 

My goal is to raise £10,000. Half of this must (£5,000) must come from this crowdfunding initiative from a minimum of 100 supporters.

So what can you do to help me - here's 3 ideas;

1. Share the link of this page to as many people as possible. Awareness is everything and we'd really appreciate your help reaching more people. It costs nothing except a few minutes of your time.

2. Donate. Join the campaign to help more women have a positive menopause naturally. You can choose from a range of healthy rewards or simply boost the fund with a donation of your choice.

3. Ask your friends to donate. Encourage all the men and women in your life to donate, however small, all donations are greatly appreciated. 

I need to reach 100 supporters to achieve the maximum match fund from Natwest!

I'd love to hear from you

If you have any questions or want to know more please do get in touch via hello@menopoised.co.uk. I'm always interested in feedback and if there is anything you'd particularly like to see us develop I'd really like to hear from you.

What participants of The Menopoised Magnet trial said;

'I am one of the lucky ladies on the trial for the MenoPoised magnet. I had breast cancer and am now taking preventative medication which means I can’t use HRT but also means I have full menopause symptoms for as long as I am taking the medication...  10 years. When I came across the trial I was really suffering...as well as night sweats I had a feeling of being invisible, ugly, would burst into tears frequently and as much as my friends kept asking me out for drinks or coffee..I really didn't want to go out socially. I did not recognise the person I had become. I sailed through my natural menopause but this chemical , medical induced menopause was something on another level. I have had my magnet for around a month now and never want to be without one. It has changed my life..  its given me back the old me. I have almost completely stopped night sweats....perhaps one a week and nothing like the severity they had been.....just a bit warm if anything. My biggest change though is in my mood or mindset....I am going out with family and the girls and loving it. It may seem a bit excessive to say the magnet has changed my life..  but it has. I am back loving life thanks to my little MenoPoised magnet. ‘ SM September, 2019

 

‘I'm feeling better, sleep has improved, I've started to have a few nights when I haven't woken up having a hot flush which was happening every night. Also when I'm working I'm less aware of feeling too hot and anxious - the hot flushes bring a mild anxiety feeling which passes when the hot flush passes - that has been happening less which is great.’ RR, August, 2019

 

‘I have seen a massive improvement in all my menopause symptoms but especially the hot flushes that I was finding so debilitating. They are not totally gone but very infrequent now. I'm sleeping better and feeling much more resilient and able to cope. My skin/acne has cleared. Still have brain fog but mood swings are better too. The magnet has definitely had a massively beneficial effect for me. Thanks again for this amazing little lifesaver’ TS, September, 2019

 

‘I love my magnet I have far less hot flushes But the other excellent thing is I can be in the heat wave and sunbath and not have to wear a sun hat or hide in the shade ... this is amazing as I can enjoy the beach again without feeling dizzy with heat ... Thank you so much for helping me feel rejuvenated’ GH, August 2019

Did you know?

Each year approx 5 million women in the UK are in the menopausal ‘age group’ (45-55years old) and the Lancet (2017) writes ‘within the next 25 years, an estimated 1 billion women, worldwide, will be older than 50 years and likely to be nearing menopause or postmenopausal’.

There are 34 ‘acknowledged’ symptoms of menopause which women may experience to varying degrees. The most obvious and, some say, debilitating is the hot flush. It’s believed around 75% of women will experience flushes and that for 20-30% of them they will severely impact their quality of life.

You, your mum, your partner, your sister, your friend or any of the women in your life will at some point go through this natural transition. It’ll affect 50% of our population. 

A Little bit of information about the Aromatherapy Products

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These products are undergoing cosmetic safety tests so that we can be 100% sure of their efficacy.

Our and blended pure essential oils are for external use only. Not to be used around the eyes, mucous membranes or on broken skin. If irritation occurs then discontinue use.

Cool Ingredients

Salvia sclera (clary sage) essential oil, Pelargonium rosa (Geranium) essential oil, Citrus limon (essential oil), Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil 

Contains: Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Eugenol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate as part of natural essential oil.

This cool blend contains wise Clary sage, well known and loved for it’s calming nature, Lavender, a familiar and reassuring anti-inflammatory and relaxing oil, plus refreshing lemon and cooling peppermint to help take the edge off those moments of feeling overwhelmed and overheated.

Calm Ingredients

Citrus aurantium (neroli) essential oil, Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil, Pogostomen cabin (patchouli) essential oil, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) essential oil, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil 

Contains: Citral, Geraniol, Farnesol, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl alcohol, Eugenol, Iso Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate as part of natural essential oil

 

Calm rather does what it says on the tin! Delightful and luxurious neroli floats you to cloud nine, whilst lavender calms, patchouli soothes and ylang ylang relaxes. A wonderful dance of delicious oils to give you a welcome moment of peace and calm when you need it most. 

Collected Ingredients

Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) essential oil, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil 

 Contains: Linalool, Limonene as part of natural essential oil

Rosemary for remembrance, which is pivotal to this blend to help you keep it all together along with Cool peppermint and woody cypress, these oils are traditionally used to help improve circulation and memory, for those times when you need to be on the top of your game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£39 or more

20 of 150 claimed

Be First | Menopoised Magnet Set | Pre-Order |

Be one of the first 150 people to receive your Menopoised® Magnet Set– be quick to get your hands on the first sets available. Your set contains 4 tiny powerful, fast acting ‘permanent’ magnets plus 16 small, clear, discreet, hypoallergenic plasters. You can leave your gold-plated magnet on whilst sleeping and exercising. Attaches to your skin with a breathable and showerproof plaster. Taken care of your magnets can last a lifetime.

£5 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Big Thank You on Facebook & a Big Kiss from Margot

A huge thank you for giving me a boost to the numbers that I need, for less than a glass of wine! And to properly acknowledge the love a big kiss from Margot the dog if you’re ever in Brighton! Please note kisses from Margot are at your own risk and can’t be sent via post.

£14 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Menopoised® Embrace Cool Rollerball 10ml Pre-Order

Be one of the first to Embrace Cool with this exquisite handcrafted essential oil blend. Simply roll on your palm inhale and exhale slowly.This cool blend contains wise Clary sage, well known and loved for its calming nature, Lavender, a familiar and reassuring anti-inflammatory and relaxing oil, plus refreshing lemon and cooling peppermint to help take the edge off those moments of feeling overwhelmed and overheated. Ingredients on main page.

£14 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Menopoised Magnet Replacement Plasters | Pre-order

These discreet, clear plasters attach directly to the skin to hold your magnetic menopause relief securely in place. They’re hypoallergenic, breathable and waterproof. What does the Replacement Plaster Pack include? Your Replacement Plaster Pack contains replacement plasters to give you up to four months’ support. Each pack has: 4 x sheets each with 4 specially crafted plasters, a total of 16 plasters in all.

£14 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Menopoised® Find Calm Rollerball 10ml | Pre-Order

Be one of the first to Find Calm with this exquisite handcrafted essential oil blend. Simply roll on your palm inhale and exhale slowly. Delightful and luxurious Neroli floats you to cloud nine, whilst Lavender calms, patchouli soothes and Ylang Ylang relaxes. A wonderful dance of delicious oils to give you a welcome moment of peace and calm when you need it most. Ingredients on main page.

£14 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Menopoised® Be Collected Rollerball 10ml | Pre-Ord

Be one of the first to Be Collected with this exquisite handcrafted essential oil blend. Simply roll on your palm inhale and exhale slowly. Rosemary for remembrance, which is pivotal to this blend to help you keep it all together along with Cool peppermint and woody cypress, these oils are traditionally used to help improve circulation and memory, for those times when you need to be on the top of your game. Ingredients on main page.

£15 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Menopoised® Cool Calm Collected Rollerballs 3x2ml

A set of Cool, Calm and Collected 2ml sample Rollerballs. The complete Menopoised range of exquisite handcrafted essential oil blends. Simply roll on your palm inhale & exhale slowly. ‘Embrace Cool’ helps take the edge off feelings of overwhelm & overheat. ‘Find Calm’ brings a welcome moment of peace when you need it most. ‘Be Collected’ helps you keep it all together for those times when you need to be on the top of your game.

£48 or more

5 of 10 claimed

One Acupuncture Session

***Only for local to Brighton & Hove folk*** Feel good knowing that your acupuncture session is supporting the production of The Menopoised Magnet. You're helping to change women's lives. Thank you.If you're local to Hove Natural Health Clinic and fancy a health promoting acupuncture treatment. This is your reward! Looking forward to making you feel better. See you in clinic soon! Must be taken by 20th December 2019

£96 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Two Acupuncture Sessions

***Only for local to Brighton & Hove folk*** Feel good knowing that your acupuncture sessions are supporting the production of The Menopoised Magnet. You're helping to change women's lives. Thank you.If you're local to Hove Natural Health Clinic and fancy 2 health promoting acupuncture treatment. This is your reward! Looking forward to making you feel better. See you in clinic soon! Must be taken by 20th December 2019.

£192 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Four Acupuncture Sessions

***Only for local to Brighton & Hove folk*** Feel good knowing that your acupuncture sessions are supporting the production of The Menopoised Magnet. You're helping to change women's lives. Thank you. If you're local to Hove Natural Health Clinic and fancy 4 x health promoting acupuncture treatments. This is your reward! Looking forward to making you feel better. See you in clinic soon! Must be taken by 20th December 2019

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