Modere Review: Clean Ingredients or Potentially Harmful?

Modere Review: Clean Ingredients or Potentially Harmful?

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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 customer reviews of both of their products.

Modere Trim Review

Modere Trim ingredients

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.

Dietary fiber was shown in a medical review published in The Journal of Nutrition to cause 16 pounds of weight loss in 6 months when combined with moderate caloric restriction (750 calories per day below baseline).

MBG Organic Fiber Potency+ is our top weight loss pick because it's certified organic, provides 7 g of fiber per serving and costs under $1.85 per serving at the time of updating this article.

A YouTube creator named Ashley Aylor shared before-and-after pictures showcasing weight loss she claims was caused by this supplement:

Modere Liquid Collagen Review

Modere liquid collagen ingredients

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.

Momentous Collagen Powder is our top anti-aging skin supplement.

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.

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.

Where to Get the Best Price

Modere supplements are sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of updating this article:

Modere Trim

Amazon: $118.55 (free shipping, third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $109.99 (plus shipping, link)

Modere Liquid Collagen

Brand website: $82.99 (plus shipping, link)

iCollagene: $82.99 (link)

Amazon: $76.68 (free shipping, third-party seller, link)

Modere supplements don't appear to be sold by any official distributors on third-party sites like Amazon and Walmart, so it may be safer to purchase directly from the brand.

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We don't recommend either of Modere's most popular supplements. Modere Trim may be effective for weight loss due to one of its active ingredients being effectively dosed, but the product contains additive ingredients we recommend avoiding.

Modere liquid collagen appears underdosed, as we cannot identify any medical studies proving that the specific collagen blend used is effective at the stated dose. We consider this supplement likely ineffective.

The FTC sent a warning letter to Modere in 2020 regarding unsubstantiated and dangerous claims made by some of their representatives, which illustrates why we recommend consumers generally avoid products sold by MLM companies.