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Modere Trim Review: Is It Safe and Effective?

Written by Melissa Mitri, MS, RD

Reviewed by Anthony Dugarte, MD 

Published on March 1, 2021

Our Expert Rating:

2.8

About This Rating
The average rating of this product is calculated based on the evaluation of the following factors:
  • Support for Claims:2.3
  • Ingredient Safety:3.0
  • Value for the Price:2.0
  • Brand Transparency:4.0

Modere Trim is a supplement that is claimed to reduce body fat and promote youthful skin. I would not recommend Trim due to a lack of research on the effectiveness of some of the ingredients.

Modere Trim Review: Is It Safe and Effective?

Pros

  • Some ingredients may be effective
  • Easy to take
  • Limited side effects

Cons

  • Doesn’t specify the dose of ingredients
  • Not suitable for vegetarians
  • Questionable effectiveness of ingredients combined
  • Cost

What Is Modere Trim?

Modere Trim is a liquid supplement that claims to reduce body fat, improve muscle tone, and restore youthful skin.

It contains 2 main ingredients – conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) for reducing body fat and Liquid BioCell for joints, muscle, and skin.

According to the manufacturer, these two unique ingredients will speed up fat reduction and promote beautiful skin.

CLA is a type of fat that is found naturally in meat and dairy that is said to have several health benefits.

Liquid BioCell is a blend of three ingredients – hyaluronic acid, collagen, and chondroitin sulfate. These ingredients all play a role in joint, skin, and muscle health.

The chondroitin is likely present in minimal amounts as it is rarely discussed on the manufacturer’s website. Therefore, it will not be discussed in this review.

Evaluation of Ingredients

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

CLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that is found in large amounts in vegetable oils and smaller amounts in grass-fed meat and dairy.

Some research points to CLA’s role in reducing body fat by increasing fat-burning activity and reducing fat production. It also claims to increase muscle mass at the same time.

There have been several animal studies that have shown this; however, human studies have had mixed results. It’s unclear if CLA in supplement form works in the same way with humans.

There was one human study that showed CLA to have an anti-obesity effect over 12 weeks. But it’s unknown if these results would continue over the long-term.

This particular study was also done only in a Chinese population, and so it may not translate to a diverse population.

Everyone responds to supplements differently depending on genetics, geographic location, and overall diet.

It’s also important to note that the CLA found in supplements is not directly from animals. It is made by chemically altering the linoleic acid found in vegetable oils.

Because of being in an altered form, CLA supplements likely do not provide the same health benefits as from direct food sources.

Liquid BioCell Blend

The 2 active ingredients in this blend are hyaluronic acid (HA) and type II collagen. They are packed into what’s called a “matrix” technology to improve absorption.

There is also a small amount of chondroitin, but it is not contributing much to the blend.

Hyaluronic Acid:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance naturally produced by the body. It binds to water, helping to maintain moisture and provide lubrication to your skin.

As we age, the production of HA declines. Some studies have shown taking an HA supplement can reduce dry skin.

Type II Collagen:
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in human and animal cartilage. It helps form the structure of our connective tissue and therefore plays a role in our skin and joint health.

In supplements, collagen is usually in peptide form, which is a highly absorbable form of collagen.

There are many different types of collagen, depending on the animal it comes from. Modere Trim contains type II collagen peptides from chicken cartilage.

Collagen type II may help support joint and muscle health. In particular, it may help in reducing joint stiffness and pain.

In one study, participants took 40mg of type II collagen daily for 4 months. Many saw an improvement in joint pain and increased flexibility.

Verdict on Claimed Benefits

Here is our summary of the available support for the claimed benefits of Modere Trim, based on the available studies:

  • Supports muscle and joint healthModerate Evidence
  • Promotes youthful skinModerate Evidence
  • Fat burningNo Evidence

Side Effects, Safety, and Dosage

The dosage is 1 tablespoon of Modere Trim daily. The manufacturers recommend taking it in the morning but don’t specify why.

There are potential side effects from CLA in a supplement form, such as nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. In rare cases, liver toxicity is a possibility in higher doses.

What concerns me the most is that the manufacturer does not specify the dose of ingredients on the label, so it is difficult to determine if the product is safe.

There is some research on the potential benefits of HA and collagen. However, it’s difficult to know if this product would work without knowing how much of these ingredients are in it.

It is also not suitable for vegetarians or vegans, as it contains collagen from chicken cartilage.

Cost and Where to Buy

This product is expensive at $99 per month. The only places to purchase it are on the official website or a third-party seller on Amazon.

There is a 15% discount if you sign up for their subscribe-and-save program called SmartShip. The manufacturer also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

How It Compares

Modere Trim contains fewer ingredients than most similar products. There are other fat-burning and skin products on the market, many at half the price with more ingredients.

It is caffeine-free, which is rare in a fat-burner product, as many use the power of caffeine to increase metabolic rate.

The Bottom Line

Some of Modere Trim’s ingredients may provide health benefits. But there is not enough research on the combination of ingredients as a whole to support the company’s claims.

Additionally, because there is no way of knowing each ingredient’s individual dose, I cannot safely recommend it.

A Word from Our RD

Instead of taking this supplement, I would suggest finding more natural ways to burn fat, such as high-intensity exercise, regular strength training, and eating a balanced diet.

To improve your skin health, eat plenty of foods such as salmon, avocado, nuts, and sunflower seeds.

A single collagen peptide supplement may also be worth trying, such as Vital Proteins collagen peptides.

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