Based in Utah, Modere is a company known for producing a number of weight loss supplements. Though it is a multi-level marketing company, it is hard to find information about becoming a distributor or associate. By digging deeper into the details, you will know that the company offers popular products without the addition of harmful ingredients. They mainly offer products that fall into three main categories.
Modere M3 Pledge is a weight loss program, that consists of 3 products and a lifestyle-based approach to help you lose weight in an effective way. By following the guidelines and taking 3 supplements as instructed, you are supposed to see some amazing benefits. It claims to improve your metabolism, increase your energy levels, optimize your digestive system, and suppress your appetite. The question is, does it really help you get all these benefits? Well, the truth is that the system as a whole is not going to deliver the desired results, but some of its products may actually offer some benefits.
The system is mainly based on the Mediterranean diet, but the key difference is that it does not keep you from eating certain major good groups. It is possible to include dairy, grains, and legumes in your diet. Another good thing about the system is that it encourages you to learn more about ways to achieve your fitness goals. The website offers some good nutrition-based resources, including Mediterranean-style recipes, shopping list, and interesting articles related to food and health. The problem is that with the availability of the Internet, you can now easily find quality information to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it is better to take those resources out of the equation and focus on what else the program has to offer.
There are three supplements included in the program – Modere Burn, Modere Sync, and Modere Sustain. You have to take these three supplements and also make three lifestyle changes at the same time and stick to them for at least three months. The name ‘Pledge’ actually comes from ‘promising yourself that you will stick to the lifestyle changes you make’. Some of the lifestyle changes include the following:
All these lifestyle changes are good, and you should actually do all of them to get desired results. However, it is going to prove much harder than you think to stick to those changes. And if you can actually make these lifestyle changes and learn to eat clean, you will eventually notice a change in your wait even if you do not go ahead and take those three supplements included in the program.
Let’s talk more about the supplements included in the program, and see if they really help make the program more effective or not.
There are three supplements in the program that contain different ingredients. For instance:
Some of these ingredients look impressive, but the truth is that there is insufficient scientific evidence to support their use to get any health benefits. Here is a bit more about these supplements:
It claims to have a patent-pending formula with ingredients that are supposed to increase your metabolism and reduce weight. The ingredients it contains actually support thermogenesis – they increase your body temperature and help burn additional calories. It claims to have these effects because it contains green coffee bean, cordyceps, and chromium. Caffeine is supposed to have the same effect on your body – it claims to increase your metabolism that also supports weight loss. It contains some herbal stimulants as well, but most of them are quite ineffective. The combination of these ingredients is not going to work because research suggests that caffeine may lead to an insignificant reduction in weight, and the same holds true for green coffee bean.
Green tea and green coffee bean may also provide you with caffeine and EGCGs. However, you are not going to lose a large amount of weight by taking these ingredients. A study has found that if you take 90mg of caffeine and 50mg of EGCGs, you may end up losing on 80 calories a day. Now, you can see the effects are not that significant. Moreover, there is no way to tell if you are going to get enough of those EGCGs from each serving of Modere Burn.
Not only are these ingredients ineffective, they may be harmful in certain cases. Green coffee bean and green tea provide you with caffeine that can cause several side effects, such as increased blood pressure, insomnia, jitteriness, increased urination, headaches, and heart palpitations. These side effects may become severe considering there is an additional dose of caffeine available in the blend.
The only ingredient in the list that may offer some benefits is fucoxanthin that has some preliminary research going in its favor. The problem is that you should be taking no less than 2.4mg of fucoxanthin, but Modere Burn uses a proprietary blend and tells nothing about the amount found in each serving. It may increase metabolism, but keep in mind that even its use is not going to help you burn layers of fat in a short time. When a company tries to hide behind a proprietary blend, it clearly means that their products do not contain anything special.
It is basically a protein shake and helps you increase your intake of protein. Studies show that increasing your intake of protein may help support workout performance. It also helps serious athletes build muscles easily because they can approach their workouts with more energy. It is worth mentioning that older folks may include protein shakes in their diet to prevent age-related muscle wastage. However, you may not benefit a lot when you consider that you are taking Modere M3 Pledge to burn fat and lose weight. The company suggests that Modere Sustain is likely to help because it suppresses appetite. By curbing appetite, it helps you limit your caloric intake and stick to a low-calorie diet plan for long. Again, studies show that the reduction in appetite is not going to be that significant to cause serious weight loss.
Another thing to understand is that Modere Sustain provides you with pea protein. You need to understand that plant protein may not be a better source of protein, especially compared to animal protein, which is a more complete source of essential amino acids. Understand that vegan protein is going to be a more suitable choice for someone who cannot tolerate milk protein. If you want to increase your protein intake and you do not have a milk allergy, going for whey protein will be the best bet.
Your muscle growth depends on the amino acids you get from protein, and the plant protein offers different types of amino acids as compared to animal protein. While plant protein may be a good option when you need more of lycine, tryptophan, methionine, and isoleucine, you will be better off going for animal protein that offers 20 essential amino acids required for muscle growth. Moreover, many studies have shown that combining casein and whey is going to prove much more effective for muscle growth and weight loss than taking vegan protein.
It is strange to see that the company has added refined starches to the blend. Moreover, each serving of Sustain provides you with 10g of protein with 90 calories. If you take it as a snack, 90 calories are a bit on the lower side, which means you are likely to feel hungry again. If you find it difficult to control your appetite, you may overeat which defeats the whole purpose of including Modere Sustain in your diet.
It is basically a fiber supplement that is supposed to improve your digestion and prevent late night cravings. It is based on oat bran and is to be taken at night. The good thing is that it contains fructooligosaccharides and inulin, which are prebiotic fibers, but again, you can get these fibers from dietary sources as well, especially when you are following the Mediterranean diet that contains many fiber sources, including legumes, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
It is also important to understand that you are less likely to see any side effects when you get your fiber from dietary sources. Getting inulin and fructooligosaccharides from supplements can cause problems like gas, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal discomfort. One reason why these fiber supplements are becoming popular is that they are supposed to feed healthy bacteria in the gut – they are called ‘prebiotic’ supplements as well. The problem is that there are disease-causing bacteria too and the fiber will feed them as well. Therefore, you need to know how much is enough and include probiotic foods to your diet to add to the number of healthy bacteria in the gut to improve digestion. Keep in mind that even by increasing the number of healthy bacteria, there is no guarantee that you will end up losing weight as well.
As you can see that there is not enough scientific evidence to suggest that the three supplements included in the M3 Pledge program can help reduce appetite, increase metabolism, and support thermogenesis. Even if these ingredients offer some benefits, the effects are never significant. The use of proprietary blends and stimulants like caffeine is only going to make people skeptical about making a purchase. However, the silver lining is that the product encourages you to make lifestyle changes. By avoiding behaviors that contribute to weight gain, you can really help achieve your weight loss goals more effectively. But again, there is no need to fork over $170+ for a couple of basic diet shakes and a middling fat-burner because it all comes down to how you manage your caloric intake and continue following a balanced diet.
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