Modere Carb Blocker comes from Utah based supplements company Modere who specialise in health and beauty supplements as well as a range of household care such as laundry and cleaning products. The company motto is “safe, stylish and smart” and with an on-trend website full of stripped down white space, it looks a little classier than many other US supplement companies who occupy this market. Whilst the product itself isn’t too bad, Modere are big on auto-shipping agreements, which is something we never advise you become involved in unless it is clearly stated how to cancel, which it isn’t for Modere Carb Blocker.
We take an in-depth look at Modere Carb Blocker to find out more.
Modere Carb Blocker contains white kidney bean extract as the principle ingredient, and if you struggle with reducing your carb intake but want to lose weight, this supplement may offer some support. In our opinion, this may be a useful supplement if you only take it occasionally, such as before special (big) meals but we would not advise anyone to take it all the time. The best way to reduce your carb intake is to reduce your carb intake, not eat and then expect a supplement to clear up the damage, or you will struggle to achieve long-term and permanent results.
Potential side effects may include; diarrhoea, increased urination, reduced blood sugar levels, decrease in blood pressure, interactions with some prescription drugs, bloating abdominal discomfort, gas, and nausea.
Modere Carb Blocker is reasonably priced. At the time of writing it is only available from the official Modere website where 1 x bottle of 90 capsules (at least 30 days supply) costs $19.00.
The Modere website offers a $10.00 towards your next purchase if you share with a friend (i.e. encourage someone else to order a supplement).
You are also encouraged to subscribe to Smart Ship the auto-ship option, so that you “never have to manually reorder again”. Worryingly the terms and conditions do not outline how you can cancel this agreement, so you could find yourself paying for supplements for longer than you wish.
Modere Carb Blocker is a very straightforward looking weight loss supplement, that contains White Kidney Bean extract as the principle active ingredient, and for some users, this may be good news.
According to research white kidney bean extract can have benefits, and although it does not seem to work for everyone, it can help some people. Clinical trials have thrown up varying results but the benefits of this simple ingredient seem to come down to your own lifestyle and habits, as much as the efficacy of the ingredient.
White kidney bean extract is rich in fibre so can help cause feelings of fullness. However, the beans also help suppress an enzyme in saliva called amylase (Source). The role of amylase is to break down carbohydrates into smaller unit sizes so they can be stored by your body as fat and energy. If this is prevented from happening, the carbs are too big to be absorbed and are simply undigested and expelled from your body as waste.
Carbs are not the only source of calories, but because they play a major part in most diets, preventing this from happening, will help you if you are struggling to stick to a calorie controlled diet.
The other active ingredient is named as Hibiscus Flower Extract. This is of slight concern because hibiscus can have a laxative effect and we imagine the thinking behind the inclusion of this ingredient is that it will help the increase bowel movements caused by the white kidney bean.
Hibiscus is sometimes drunk as a fruit tea in countries such as Egypt and according to some research; it may help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.
These two ingredients are combined in a proprietary blend, and we would have preferred to have seen the accurate quantities for each listed.
Modere is a US company based in Springfield Utah. The company sells a wide range of products including cleaning and laundry products, but there are also skin supplements, anti-aging supplements, and a weight loss range as well.
According to the company information, Modere is based on the Mediterranean diet (and presumably lifestyle). Other supplements include a Revesterol supplement that provides the equivalent revesterol content of drinking 30 bottles of wine! There is also a meal replacement protein shake, a fat burner, and more.
Buy from the official website and you are encouraged to buy product bundles and to sign up for Smart Ship, an auto-billing contact that sends you fresh supplies each month, and bills your credit or bank card automatically. These types of agreements can be extremely hard to cancel, so we do not advise customers to go straight into this option.
That said Modere look to be a reputable company. Full contact details are provided, and the company is fully engaged on social media and easy to get in touch with. Source
The product description explains how this supplement will help decrease the impact of eating carbs,
Modere Carb Blocker is a smartly designed supplement formulated with white kidney bean extract and hibiscus to help mitigate the effects of carbohydrate consumption, thereby reducing their gylcemic caloric impact.
The product information explains the how carbs can be a major drawback to weight loss.
Carbs can be a stumbling block. Now we’ve got a block for that block! Carb Blocker by Modere delays the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.
There are four key features:
The product information explains the role of the digestive enzyme alpha amylase,
Modere Carb Blocker contains white kidney bean extract, which has been shown to inhibit the enzyme alpha amylase. Alpha amylase is associated with the digestion of starches, and by inhibiting this enzyme; Carb Blocker helps reduce the conversion of starches into sugars to mitigate the effects of carbohydrates on your body.
We like that the product information tells you of the need to make your own weight loss efforts,
With a reduced calorie diet and comprehensive exercise program, Carb Blocker helps keep you on target towards your personal weight management goals.
There have been clinical studies looking into the weight loss claims of white kidney bean extract. Most of these were carried out on a branded white kidney bean extract called Phase 2, produced from non-GMO beans and then ground and filtered. Phase 2 is often used in supplements but this does not seem to be the case here.
That said the ingredient quantities look OK. Each serving contains 1083 mg per serving and The Phase 2 research, looked at serving sizes of between 445 mg for 4 weeks to 3000 mg for 8 to 12 weeks, so this supplement seems to reflect optimum quantities.
There have been 10 clinical tests so far. Overall results were that white kidney bean extract promotes weight loss when taken concurrently with meals containing carbohydrates. As an added benefit, white kidney bean extract may help reduce the spikes in glucose and insulin after eating, so may help reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance.
However, this supplement will not work for everyone. Unless you already struggle with carbs and tend to over-eat carbs, you are unlikely to notice much difference. This supplement will not work as a fat burner or help you lose weight. But if you eat a high-calorie diet highly composed of carbs, you may find that this supplement helps you.
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Each serving is equal to three capsules that you take five minutes before your highest carb meal of the day. It comes in the form of a proprietary blend, which means we cannot provide full ingredients information.
Proprietary Blend (1083mg):
Modere Carb Blocker may cause side effects. Hibiscus may cause:
Additional side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor first if you are taking medication because this supplement may cause interactions. Hibiscus should not be taken in combination with Tylenol and supplements containing white kidney bean extract can interact with diabetes medication.
We have been unable to track down any truly independent reviews for Modere Carb Blocker. However, there are some customer comments posted on the official product page. All of these are positive. Comments include;
These carb blockers are a must add to your cart….You can eat a heavy meal and not feel bloated and gross
Keep some in the car for help in social encounters where carbs are too enticing
I don’t take daily…just before super heavy carb meals such as pasta, fries and white bread. Love it
Helps me hit my weight loss goals when I eat more carbs than I hoped
Although these comments are positive, we would have preferred to have seen them hosted on an independent site. There is always a danger that companies filter out negative reviews and we think this is likely here.
There is no money-back guarantee on offer.
Modere Carb Blocker only seems to be available via the official Modere website. It is not on sale (at the time of writing) via other sites such as Amazon.
We like white kidney bean extract. Many supplements use this ingredient as a carb blocker and for occasional use, as reported by many customers, it can be effective. Using before a major meal or celebration can help keep you on your diet and does not require any willpower. It may help minimise the damage of an occasional carb blow out.
However, we have some concerns about Modere Carb Blocker. The addition of hibiscus could increase the risk of side effects, and it seems ridiculous that this two ingredient supplement is masked under a proprietary blend. We are concerned about the company’s auto-ship policy too. Why are there no terms and conditions about how to cancel the agreement for example? You may find that this is much harder to get out of, than it is to sign up.
Finally, white kidney bean extract can help weight loss if you already eat a lot of carbs, but in our opinion, you would do better in changing your diet rather than using a supplement to clear up afterwards. Carbs can be a problem and if it is your particular issue, you need to reduce the amount you eat. Switching to unrefined carbs such as wholewheat pasta, rice, and bread is one option that works.
Modere Carb Blocker looks OK, but there are plenty of other white kidney bean supplements on the market that comes with clearer ingredients information, and without the added complications of additional ingredients.
In short, Modere Carb Blocker is not the worst we have seen, but is certainly nothing that we would recommend. It is just not good enough.
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