DECODING CLEAN LABEL: WHAT TO LOOK FOR BEFORE YOU BUY
What does clean label really mean?
If you’ve happened upon a food, cosmetic, or vitamin advert lately, then you’ve probably noticed the quick shift these industries has taken in prioritizing “clean”. And while it is great that companies are starting to emphasize our health, body and environment, some of us may still be questioning WHAT actually makes a product qualify as clean.
At Modere, clean has always been much more than just a passing trend. We’ve taken a transparent approach from day one—putting our live clean philosophy at the center of everything we do, starting by excluding 1000s of controversial ingredients and upholding greener manufacturing practices. Safe to say, we’re quite the experts when it comes to clean label.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about what it really means to be clean, you’ve come to the right place! Keep on reading to discover what you should look for as a consumer, along with some of our favourite Modere products below:
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CLEAN LABEL
#1 Ingredient Transparency
Contrary to popular opinion, just because you can’t pronounce an ingredient doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t good for you—and that’s why ingredient transparency is so important. Beneficial ingredients like beneficial bacteria, vitamins, and minerals can often look scary on the label despite the fact that your body needs them to function at its best. For example, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate and cyanocobalamin might sound like something from a chemistry lab, but they’re highly bioavailable and sustainable sources of vitamins B9 and B12 critical to supporting development, cognitive health and overall wellbeing.
As part of our commitment to transparency, we created the Modere Transparency Trust™. Going well beyond minimum industry requirements, we’ve created detailed transparency charts for some of our bestselling products that list ingredients in plain English, sharing meaningful information about how they’re sourced and the benefits they provide so you can make informed decisions about the products you invite into your home.
#2 Whole Food
When it comes to nutrition supplements, look for a list of ingredients derived from whole, natural sources that haven’t been overprocessed or highly refined. Whole food ingredients are often easy to spot, as they contain words that are commonly recognized and can be bought individually on the shelf. Plant based examples of whole foods include ingredients like apple, spinach, blueberry, pomegranate, turmeric and ginger. Whole foods can also include non-plant-based ingredients like chicken or krill.
MODERE MUST HAVE: Modere Axis™ Phytos
More than a superfood, Modere Axis™ Phytos are powered by a full spectrum of highly bioactive and bioavailable ingredient blends to boost your nutrition and support a balanced diet.
Modere Axis™ PhytoGreens: PhytoGreens delivers 9 carefully selected, highly bioavailable and bioactive ingredients, including marine and leafy greens to boost your nutrition and support a balanced diet.
Modere Axis™ PhytoReds: More than a superfood, Modere Axis™ PhytoReds delivers 10 carefully selected, highly bioavailable and bioactive ingredients including nutritious berries, red fruits and vegetables to help support general health and a balanced diet
Whole food-sourced and ingredient transparency are great, but did you know you can take clean label a step further by shopping science-backed formulas? Whether re-stocking workout supplements or the vitamin cupboard, it’s important to take the time to research and select products with ingredients that are proven to back up their claims. By choosing a brand that strives to go above and beyond with scientifically proven formulas, you can help ensure your body receives the effective ingredients it needs to look, feel and function at its best. And with Modere, always rest easy knowing our innovative ingredients—like Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology – have the science-backed stamp of approval.
MODERE MUST HAVE: Modere Liquid BioCell® Life
Liquid BioCell™ Life combines the patented science of Collagen/HA Matrix with 10 plant-derived ingredients, including green tea extract, plus thiamine and selenium, in a unique, liquid delivery system with a great-tasting fruit flavour
· Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
· Supports youthful-looking skin
· Improves skin’s hydration, firmness, and elasticity
· Contributes to the normal function of the heart*
· Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress*
· Supports vitality and overall wellness*
*Liquid BioCell™ Life contains thiamine, which contributes to the normal function of the heart, and selenium, which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
#4 Non-GMO 9
GMO has been a hot topic in the nutrition industry for years. Short for genetically modified organism, this industry practice involves altering or bioengineering a plant, organism or even animal in a lab. This is often done to help it withstand certain pests, environmental conditions or diseases—though it’s largely agreed that GMO practices are more far more beneficial to manufacturing companies than to consumers. Some of the most common GMO ingredients include canola oil, soy, corn, potatoes and papaya.
MODERE MUST HAVE: RICH VANILLA/CHOCOLATE PROTEIN
Rich Vanilla Protein Modere Rich Vanilla or Chocolate Protein isn’t just a protein shake–it provides many nutrients your body needs to meet your goals while maintaining proper nutrition. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, this great-tasting, nutritious shake helps you feel fuller throughout the day so you can keep your nutrition goals on track.
Switching gears to household items, it’s important to bring cleaning products into your home that are good for your family and good for the environment. When stocking up your home with dish soap, laundry detergent or multipurpose cleaner, keep an eye out for labels that claim biodegradable and/or gray water safe. Biodegradable products tend to break down faster and decompose in natural elements without harming the environment, while gray water-safe products allow wastewater to be repurposed and reused to water lawns or wash your car.
MODERE MUST HAVE: Laundry Powder
Our Laundry Powder is not only effective, but it’s also a conscious formula. Low-sudsing surfactants and a non-chlorinated bleaching agent make it tough on stains and safe on colours. Of course, it’s also free of dyes, fragrances, and phosphates.
Shop Clean Label: Laundry Powder
So, whether you’re making the switch to clean label or have been shopping it for years, always ensure to research who you’re buying from and how their products stack up against this list of clean label go-to’s.
And remember, with Modere you can trust that you’re getting clean, science-backed and effective products—no matter if it’s the food in your pantry, protein in your smoothie or the products you use to clean your home. Our Live Clean philosophy is at the centre of everything we do, and we strive to go above and beyond in the world of clean with real ingredients, green manufacturing elements, recyclable packaging and more. To learn more about our clean mission and our award-winning, clean-label products, visit modere.eu/liveclean