Modere M3 Review

The Modere M3, also called the M3 Body System, is a weight loss program developed around the Mediterranean lifestyle. The program consists of three different M3 products: the thermogenic Burn, the Sustain protein shake, and the Sync evening fiber. The company suggests customers commit to three months of the program in order to lose weight: give up sugar, fried foods, refined flour, and white rice; drink sixty ounces of water per day (about 8 cups), and walk 7500 (about 3 miles) steps daily. [1] 

Little reliable information about company; little training offered; low commission percentages and auto-shipment required.

Modere is a multi-level marketing company (MLM) based out of Springville, Utah. But I had to go looking for that information, because there’s no information at all about becoming an associate or distributor. I found a short article on the company on MLMCompanies.org that describes Modere’s setup: 

Modere invites consumers of its products to become part of the company as representatives the company calls Social Marketers. These marketers pay a startup cost of $29.95, but are encouraged to buy a Builder Collection package for $399. Buying this package increases the number of ways that marketers can earn income from the company. 

The Good: Transparent company; avoids harmful ingredients and is environmentally conscious; wide-variety of incentives. 

The Bad: Little reliable information about company; little training offered; low commission percentages and auto-shipment required. [2] 

Company Contact Information: 588 S 2000 W Springville, UT 84663. Phone: 877-663-3731 

Modere M3 Claims 

Research suggests people who follow a Mediterranean diet lose 52% more weight than the standard low-fat diet, because it isn’t just a fad or limited list of foods. It’s a lifestyle based on a balanced approach to making simple changes that matter the most. [1] 

“…a number of critiques from other scientists, including the fact that the low-carb group wasn’t actually low-carb, the low-fat group only reduced their fat about one percent…”

You take three Burn pills in the morning, mix a Sustain packet with cold water and drink it once a day, and  take one scoop of the Sync with cold water about 20-30 minutes before each meal. This is combined with a Mediterranean diet plan, a total of sixty ounces of water and at least 7500 steps per day. So it is more of a lifestyle change than a product-only plan. 

Their return policy: 

Free and Simple. Modere offers a 30-day 100% full refund guarantee to all Modere Customers. [3]  

I assume the 30-day starts when you place the order.  

The M3 kit costs $159.99 plus shipping and handling for a one-month supply. 

Modere M3 Ingredients [4] 

Burn: Key ingredients: Modere® TrimBlend (Cordyceps mycelium, Coffee Bean Extract, Fucoxanthin, Guarana Seed Extract, Chocamine® Cocoa Bean Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Green Coffee Extract), Modere GlucoBlend (Berberine, Chromium picolinate), Modere SupportBlend (Ascorbic Acid, Hidrox® Olive juice Extract). Other ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, hypromellose, silicon dioxide, theobromine, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, tapioca starch, caramel color, natural flavor, allspice berries, cinnamon bark, ginger root. Contains: soy. 

Reported adverse effects: Nervousness, jitteriness, vomiting, and tachycardia.

Sustain: Key ingredient: Pea Protein. Other ingredients: isomaltooligosaccharide, maltodextrin, dicalcium phosphate, medium chain triglycerides, natural flavors, rice flour, citric acid, tara gum, magnesium oxide, silicon dioxide, stevia, iron glycinate, malic acid, ascorbic acid, d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, zinc oxide, niacinamide, manganese gluconate, calcium d-pantothenate, retinyl acetate, copper gulconate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium niacinate, selenium glycinate, folic acid, biotin, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, aspartic acid, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin. 

Sync: Key ingredients: Whole Oat Bran Fiber, Organic Inulin, FOS (fructooligosaccharides), Apple Pectin, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Pea Fibers. Other ingredients: cocoa bean powder, natural flavors, dextrose, salt, steviol glycosides. 

The Science Behind Modere M3 

Before we look at the science behind the ingredients, it should be noted that the study Modere cites—and kudos to them for actually citing it; many companies don’t bother—had a number of critiques from other scientists, including the fact that the low-carb group wasn’t actually low-carb, the low-fat group only reduced their fat about one percent, and there was an uneven percentage of dropout subjects from each group. [5] [6] 

“…ingredient list are chemical names for various vitamins and minerals, though it should be noted that maltodextrin is a high-glycemic starch.”

The Burn pills are a lot like other energy/focus pills out there, with an abundance of caffeine sources: coffee bean and green coffee extract, green tea leaf extract, and guarana seed extract, which is a caffeine-loaded herb grown in the Amazon.  

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) doesn’t exactly sing the praises of caffeine sources in terms of weight loss, but they don’t pan them outright, either. 

Stimulates central nervous system, increases thermogenesis and fat oxidation. Short-term clinical trials of combination products; Research findings: Possible modest effect on body weight or decreased weight gain over time. Safety concerns not usually reported at doses less than 400 mg/day for adults, significant safety concerns at higher doses. Reported adverse effects: Nervousness, jitteriness, vomiting, and tachycardia. [7] 

Sustain’s pea protein has clean properties without all of the fillers that set diets on the back burner. Most of the eye-twisting scientific names in the rest of the ingredient list are chemical names for various vitamins and minerals, though it should be noted that maltodextrin is a high-glycemic starch.  

Sync is full of numerous fibers to keep you fuller for longer periods of time. And oat bran is touted amongst researchers as probably the closest thing to a “superfood” we’re ever likely to see, in terms of fiber without a lot of carbs to go with it. 

According to Wellness Resources 

Dietary fiber is one of the fundamentals of a healthy diet. To support weight management, I recommend 35 – 50 grams of fiber per day (men on the higher side). A lack of adequate dietary fiber will eventually stall any weight loss efforts. Although it is a form of complex carbohydrate, it is so complex that it is not digestible for use as energy like other carbohydrates (fruit, bread, pasta, etc.). This can be a bit confusing, as fiber “calories” must be listed as carbohydrates on food and supplement labels, yet they are actually a “no calorie” type of food.

Also the cost and trying to reach customer service is hard. I was on hold over 15 min and finally gave in to leaving my call back I go.

[The FDA] recommends 25 grams of fiber per day. Americans who eat the typical refined food diet get about half that amount. The American Cancer Society recommends 20 – 35 grams of fiber per day, based on research indicating that higher fiber intake may reduce the risk of various forms of cancer. The FDA allows a health claim for certain types of fiber, like psyllium and oats, for the reduction of heart disease. [8] 

But none of this really supports the M3 program over any other combination of diet, exercise, and supplements that cost a lot less. 

Word On The Street About Modere M3 

Because Modere M3 is only available on the company website or through its Social Marketers, objective reviews are extremely hard to find. The website shows only five-star reviews, which the laws of statistics just don’t mesh with. Someone somewhere must have tried it and not been wowed.  

But I did find comments on other review articles. And the news isn’t particularly good. 

“Sue,” commenting on a June 2017 Diet Spotlight review of M3, said, 

I am going on week 6 of M3. My goal was to lose 25 lbs which I have not been able to any other way. I lost 10 lbs but gained 4 of those back, hoping I can get the results I want. However; by watching my diet (no sugar, no white flour or white rice, no fried foods, 60 ozs of water a day, walking 7500 steps (3 miles) a day, I think I should be loosing weight for free. Wondering what is the pills, shake and chocolate drink got to do with it. [9] 

“…There really isn’t sufficient data to prove that the M3 Body System is truly worth a try, or worth the cost.”

“Cyn,” a verified user commenting on the same thread, gave M3 3 of 5 stars and added, 

I don’t like the taste. The pills are to much for my system uggg nauseous
Also the cost and trying to reach customer service is hard. I was on hold over 15 min and finally gave in to leaving my call back I go. We will see how quickly they return call [9] 

Most of the comments stay along these lines. But there were a couple of praisers: 

“Kendra” said, 

I’m currently in week 2 of my first month and love it. The cost is worth it because I’m no longer snacking and I get full faster. I have completely stopped drinking pop and thrive on water. I’m not a scale person but there is noticeable differences in my week to week pictures. I’d recommend M3 to anyone who is serious about losing weight. It’s not a magic pill its a lifestyle. [9] 

And “Lisa” added, 

I agree with you Kendra. I am on week 3 and I love it. I have no cravings for soda, sweet or salty foods, and no longer eat any fried foods. I am drinking way more water, I feel better, and I am resting better, as well. M3 may not be for everyone, but it is definitely for me. I plan on continuing to eat like I am now, walking a lot, and staying off the bad foods for the rest of my life. This is a huge life style change and it’s worth it! 

But I’m still not convinced the great results are from the supplements and not merely from the diet and exercise change.  

The Bottom Line: Is Modere M3 Worth A Try?  

Risky. There really isn’t sufficient data to prove that the M3 Body System is truly worth a try, or worth the cost. Add in the fact Modere is a multi-level marketing company, and my warning bells go off. Even the bad reviews are few and far between, which makes me more certain that M3 is not nearly as popular as the company implies. I think you’d be better off with a Mediterranean Diet cookbook, some oat bran cereal, and a brisk walk outside.

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