Modere is a popular wellness brand that sells both cosmetic and supplement products. The brand describes their product line as "clean lifestyle products" and "a new approach to modern health."
But are Modere products really formulated well enough to justify their high prices? Does the company fund any medical research proving their products work? Are there any questionable additive ingredients in their supplements?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions as we review Modere's most popular products: Modere Trim (their weight loss supplement) and Modere Collagen. We'll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of both of their products.
Modere Trim Review
Modere Trim is a weight loss supplement. All of its active ingredients are included in a proprietary ("prop") blend with a total dose of 5 grams (g).
The first ingredient is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has been studied for weight loss. A medical review published in the Nutrition & Metabolism journal analyzed data from 18 clinical trials on CLA and weight loss.
The researchers concluded that CLA is effective for weight loss, but the ingredient was also found to increase oxidative stress and insulin resistance at the dosage required to cause weight loss. We will consider this an effective weight loss ingredient but not one we recommend.
The only other active ingredient is a patented complex called "Liquid BioCell" that contains collagen peptides, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. We cannot locate any medical studies suggesting that these ingredients are effective for weight loss.
Even on the Modere Trim product page, there is no reference of weight loss in regard to these ingredients. The brand describes Liquid BioCell to "Support joint mobility and lubrication, and skin hydration." We're unsure why this is included in a weight loss supplement.
Modere Trim contains two additive ingredients we recommend avoiding: a preservative called potassium sorbate, natural flavors, and a flavor enhancer called citric acid. As we referenced in our Nu Biome reviews article, there is medical research showing that citric acid causes whole-body inflammation in a small subset of patients.
Overall we consider Modere Trim likely effective for weight loss due to the inclusion of CLA, but we consider CLA a suboptimal weight loss ingredient due to the potential negative health effects. We also cannot recommend a supplement containing preservatives, natural flavors and citric acid.
We recommend Supergut Fiber Mix as our top weight loss supplement, because a landmark medical study found that moderate caloric restriction (750 calories per day below baseline) combined with dietary fiber intake (a minimum of 20 grams per day) caused an average weight loss of 16.03 pounds over 6 months. Supergut's supplement contains three different types of dietary fiber and no questionable additive ingredients. Supergut costs $2.11 per serving while Modere Trim costs $3.33 per serving.
Interested consumers can check out Supergut Fiber Mix at this link.
One of the most popular real user reviews of Modere Trim is published by a YouTube channel called "Jeanine Escobar." The video appears unsponsored and the creator shares her results after using Modere Trim for three months:
Modere Liquid Collagen Review
Modere sells various liquid collagen supplements containing the patented collagen complex BioCell. The above ingredient list comes from a Modere liquid collagen product called "Pure."
BioCell has been studied in a legitimate clinical trial published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging journal.
The trial concluded that BioCell collagen improved skin appearance, but it was a very poorly-designed study in our opinion. Facial lines and wrinkles were increased at week 6 but decreased at week 12 relative to the starting point. Crow’s feet actually increased after 12 weeks of supplementation, going from a 2.88 score to a 3.02 score.
The clinical trial also used a dose of 1 g, or twice the dose in Modere's supplement.
We cannot locate any medical studies proving BioCell to be effective at the dose in Modere's liquid collagen supplement. This supplement also contains two of the inactive ingredients (natural flavor, potassium sorbate) that we consider questionable and highlighted in the previous section. We recommend avoiding these ingredients.
We recommend Bulletproof collagen powder as our top collagen supplement for anti-aging effect. It's sourced exclusively from pastured animals and contains no questionable additive ingredients. The only ingredient is collagen peptides. Oral collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration at a dose range between 2.5 g and 10 g per day.
Bulletproof collagen powder costs $1.60 per serving while Modere liquid collagen costs $2.33 per serving (and we actually recommend using half of a Bulletproof collagen serving which still provides 10 g collagen and would bring the cost-per-serving down to $0.80). Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof collagen powder at this link.
One of the most popular real user reviews of Modere liquid collagen is published by a YouTube channel called "Simply Stacie" and has achieved over 60,000 views at the time of updating this article.
The creator shares her results after three months of using Modere liquid collagen and explains side effects she experienced:
FTC Warning Letter to Modere
In April of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a warning letter to Modere regarding health and earnings claims made by some of their representatives.
Some of the claims documented in the letter suggested that Modere supplements could help treat or prevent COVID-19.
This type of risk is why we generally recommend that consumers avoid multi-level-marketing (MLM) companies, because we consider it illogical for individuals with no health credentials or scientific background to be selling health and wellness products online while making specific health claims. We consider MLM companies to be ethically responsible for creating an monetary structure that incentivizes this type of behavior, which we believe is bad for the average consumer.