About Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

By HighYa Staff
Published on: Oct 4, 2017

Morning Complete by ActivatedYou is a green apple-flavored drink that combines eight wellness support blends to help boost performance, improve overall sense of wellness, and start the day on a positive, healthy note.

Specifically, using green superfoods, healthy vegetables, and fiber, the company tells us this first-of-its-kind formula gives your body the vital nutrients it needs to optimize health. We’re also told its probiotics and prebiotics can support digestion, along with other ingredients and antioxidants that can address aspects like sugar levels, liver function, energy, and metabolism.

Just add one scoop of Morning Complete’s easy-dissolve powder in eight ounces of your choice of liquid (ActivatedYou recommends water or green tea), drink the mixture, and you’ll be left nourished and refreshed.

Combined with the fact that the product is tested for quality, purity, and potency at an independent, third-party facility, handing over your hard-earned money for this daily wellness drink might seem like a no-brainer.

But can you really expect Morning Complete’s ingredients to deliver on the company’s promises? That’s precisely where we’ll begin to help you make a more empowered decision.

Taking a Closer Look at Morning Complete’s Ingredients

Overall, Morning Complete’s easy-dissolve formula is comprised of eight different proprietary blends, each of which contains anywhere between two and nine ingredients.

Because of the sheer number of ingredients here, we’ll divide each blend into its own section. We’ll then discuss any related clinical evidence as reported by sites like Examine.com, WebMD, and the Natural Medicines Database.

Prebiotic and High Fiber Blend, 4.05g

Compared to probiotics (more in a second), prebiotics act as food sources for beneficial bacteria strains. Morning complete contains chicory root fructooligosaccharides and cinnamon bark, which are common prebiotic ingredients.

Green Superfoods Blend, 735mg

A mix of vegetables ActivatedYou claims can help optimize nutrient intake and overall wellness, including spinach, broccoli, kale, mulberry leaf extract, alfalfa leaf, barley grass, and berberine HCl (from Berberis aristata root).

According to the authoritative websites mentioned earlier, these plants contain many essential vitamins, nutrients, and other substances. A few examples include:

  • Spinach – High levels of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A and C, and riboflavin.
  • Broccoli – Strong antioxidant abilities due to the presence of ingredients like ferulic acid, vitamin C, sulforaphane, and indole-3-carbinol.
  • Kale – Lutein, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, folate, protein, and fiber.

Outside of their nutrient content, though, it’s reported that there’s insufficient clinical evidence indicating any of these plants can address a specific condition.

However, they indicate that taking 500mg specifically of berberine two to three times daily could help control blood sugar as effectively as prescription medications like metformin or rosiglitazone. This same amount is also listed as possibly effective for reducing cholesterol.

Since this is part of a proprietary blend in Morning Complete, though, there’s no way to know if it contains the same levels found in supporting studies.

Metabolic Enhancing Blend, 390mg

This Morning Complete blend promises to help support a healthy body weight using a mix of green tea leaf extract, ginger root, white tea leaf extract, turmeric root extract, bitter melon fruit extract, and black pepper.

Similar to berberine, the Natural Medicines Database and WebMD indicates that between 150mg and 2,500mg of green tea may help reduce cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and risk of clogged arteries, and increase bone density.

1,000mg of ginger per day is referenced as possibly effective for reducing nausea and vomiting, as well as modestly reduce pain in those with osteoarthritis.

All other ingredients are listed as having insufficient clinical evidence supporting any direct benefits in humans.

Antioxidant Blend, 100mg

Contains the following food extracts that could help your body as it ages: Lyceum berry, pomegranate fruit extract, and Polygonum cuspidatum (50% resveratrol).

These same authoritative sites indicate there’s insufficient clinical evidence they can provide the benefits promoted by ActivatedYou for Morning Complete.

Sugar Balancing Support, 100mg

A three-ingredient blend that promises to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels using gymnema sylvestre leaf, fennel seed, and pine bark extract.

Pine bark contains a chemical called pycnogenol, which is listed as possibly effective for addressing a range of conditions, including allergies (100mg/ day), asthma (1 mg per pound of body weight), athletic performance (200mg/ day), circulation (45-360mg/ day) problems, and mental function (no dosage listed).

The remaining ingredients are listed as having insufficient evidence for any benefits.

Cellular Function and Liver Support, 55mg

Contains algal oil DHA powder, organic aloe vera leaf, and milk thistle seed extract.

72mg-312mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) contained in fish oil could be effective for addressing age-related macular degeneration, clogged arteries, and high cholesterol.

When taken internally, 100-200mg of aloe can help relieve constipation, while 300mg of a specific aloe supplement has been shown to help reduce body weight and fat mass in those with diabetes or prediabetes.

Similarly, 800mg daily of a specific milk thistle supplement has been shown to help “decrease blood sugar, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol, and triglycerides in people with diabetes.”

Adaptogens, 55mg

This Morning Complete blend contains astragalus root extract, rhodiola rosea root extract, and diindolylmethane.

Astragalus, when delivered intravenously (no dosage listed), might help control blood sugar and insulin levels in those with type 2 diabetes.

Probiotic Blend, 10 billion CFU

As we outline in Probiotics 101, beneficial bacteria strains play a huge role in our digestive health, as well as our body’s immune response. So, by balancing the digestive tract using supplements that contain these strains, common benefits include reduced gassiness and bloating, increased energy, improved digestion, and decrease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

Morning Complete contains many popular bacteria strains found in standalone supplements, including B. coagulans, L. gasseri, L. plantarum, L. fermentum, L. casei, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, B. longum, L. rhamnosus, and S. thermophilus.

Could Morning Complete’s Ingredients Cause Side Effects?

Overall, WebMD, Examine.com, and the Natural Medicines Database report that most of Morning Complete’s ingredients won’t cause side effects. And if they do, they likely won’t be worse than mild, temporary digestive upset (no specifics or dosages noted).

In some instances, though, pycnogenol can lead to additional side effects like dizziness, headache, and mouth ulcers, while DHA can cause bruising and prolonged bleeding. The natural caffeine content in green tea could also lead to jitteriness and insomnia in sensitive individuals, or if consumed too late in the day.

Instead, these sites indicate it’s more what we don’t know about some of the side effects related to Morning Complete’s ingredients. For example, the long-term safety (beyond three months) of bitter melon is unknown, as is turmeric.

WebMD specifically reports that there is not enough information available to know if hu zhang [olygonum cuspidatum] or fennel is safe to take in medicinal amounts. Potential side effects of astragalus and rhodiola are also not known.

How Much Does the Morning Complete Drink Cost?

ActivatedYou priced Morning Complete as follows:

  • 1 Bottle: $79
  • 3 Bottles: $213 ($71 per bottle)
  • 6 Bottles: $403 ($67.17 per bottle)

All orders come with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, less S&H, which you can request by contacting customer support at 800-720-8403.

Based on everything we’ve learned about Morning Complete’s ingredients and its pricing, are there any other powdered supplements competing in the same space?

Morning Complete vs. Other All-In-One & Whole-Health Supplements

Even compared to just a decade ago, the scientific community has discovered a vast amount of information about how natural substances interact with our body. As one result, a wave powdered dietary supplements have entered the market, promising to provide a mega-dose of just about everything we need to optimize health in a quick and easy delivery format.

These run the gamut, many of which the HighYa team has researched in the past, such as ‘green’ powders like Aloha and Organifi, vegetable-specific options like SuperBeets, nutritionally complete powered food like Huel and Coffiest by Soylent, and just about everything in between.

Prices can vary just as much, with some options priced below $10 and others well above $50. So, at a minimum of $67 per bottle (if you choose the six-bottle option), Morning Complete is certainly on the upper end of this spectrum. How to decide?

The most important thing we’ve learned over the years is that, according to organizations like the National Institutes of Health (among many others), unless deficient in the ingredients it contains, most of us don’t need to take a dietary supplement. And even if we choose not to eat healthily, the reality is that the vast majority of the American population isn't deficient in most key vitamins and minerals.

This is why we always recommend speaking with your doctor if you’re thinking about purchasing a new supplement. They can help you decide if one could complement your diagnosis, and then perhaps recommend specific options based on their professional experience.

After reading thousands of reviews from consumers like you, we typically recommend looking for options that:

  • Are priced relatively in line with the competition
  • Are backed by useful refund policies, with no restocking fees
  • Include clinically-backed ingredients
  • Are manufactured by a well-known company with a mostly positive online customer reputation
  • Aren’t sold through trial or recurring shipping programs

Let’s use everything we’ve learned in this article and come to an informed conclusion about Morning Complete.

Bottome Line: Is Morning Complete from ActivatedYou Right For You?

In the end, Morning Complete’s blends contain numerous ingredients that sites like WebMD, the Natural Medicines Database, and Examine.com report can deliver a variety of benefits; everything from reduced cholesterol and blood pressure to decreased osteoarthritis pain and body weight.

And with a unique blend of ingredients not found in any other products encountered during our research, it seems to meet the definition of a “first-of-its-kind formula,” as advertised on the website.

However, we think it’s important to balance this information by pointing out that all of the supplement’s ingredients are part of proprietary blends, so there’s no way to know if it contains the same amounts found in supporting clinical studies.

Furthermore, at between $67 and $79 per bottle depending on quantity ordered, it certainly isn’t the least expensive whole-health powdered supplement we’ve researched, either.

But Morning Complete is manufactured by ActivatedYou based out of Santa Monica, CA, who formulates other popular supplements like Advanced Restorative Probiotic and Serene:5, and stands behind all their products with a 90-day refund policy.

As consumers ourselves, we’d imagine this will be more than enough time to decide if Morning Complete’s formula delivers on its claims. After all, each of us has different bodies that will react in unique ways to its ingredients. Just keep in mind that you’ll be responsible for paying return shipping if you’re dissatisfied.

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101 Consumer Reviews for Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

Average Consumer Rating: 4.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 75 4 star: 21 3 star: 3 2 star: 1 1 star:  1
Bottom Line: 96% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Great results

    • Fresno, CA,
    • Jul 15, 2018
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    I love this product and plan to continue taking it on a regular basiDefinitelyely works at the "gut" level! I have always taken products to cleanse out my intestinal tract but the prebiotic and probiotics are the definite difference I have been looking for.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great product

    • New Jersey,
    • Jul 14, 2018
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    My experience with Morning Complete has been good and my digestion has improved significantly. The taste is great when I mix with water. I have been using constantly for four weeks each morning and already feel better.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Morning Complete

    • Phoenix, AZ,
    • Jul 14, 2018
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    I feel so much better, even after just a few weeks. I have noticed a difference in how I feel, and even how well I rest. I wake up with energy. I don't feel all bloated and gross and my skin has improved. I drink it first thing in the morning and I know that it's making a difference in how I feel throughout the day. I don't feel as tired and sluggish. I have a super long commute to work and I don't feel as tired or fatigued while I'm driving!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Morning Complete has improved my digestion

    • Illinois,
    • Jul 13, 2018
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    This product has kept me more regular. My stool has gone from hard and sometimes difficult to pass to softer and well-formed.

    It has become part of my morning routine by being an ingredient in my morning shake. I bought a single container too, so if it works, I am planning on buying additional bottles since it lives up to its claims.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • The reason I decided to try Morning Complete

    • Murrells Inlet, SC,
    • Jul 13, 2018
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    I love the taste! I mix mine with room temperature coffee each morning.

    I am not hungry all morning and part of the afternoon, usually about 2:00. I have noticed that I have more energy during the day and I sleep better at night.

    I am having major surgery in September, and I am using Morning Complete to cleanse my liver and get my gut in top shape so my recovery will be easier.

    I'm aware that my immune system is in my gut, so I was excited to find this product - it contains both pre-biopics and probiotics.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great product!

    • Dublin, OH,
    • Jul 13, 2018
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    Works very well each and every day! Great tasting in apple/cinnamon flavor. Good to take first thing as you wake up each day. There is a distinct difference. I feel a lot better, more alert and skinnier. A better product than I imagined when I first bought it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • A bit inconsistent

    • Maple Shade, NJ,
    • Jul 12, 2018
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    I've been using ActivatedYou for just a month.

    The first week showed no perceptible difference; then weeks two and three I found the voiding more consistent with the advertisement, which induced me to purchase (two to four times each day).

    Week four my bowels are back to what they were before (one or two movements a week).

    After using ActivatedYou for five days I sent in a request for assistance in getting the powder to dissolve

    I cannot get the power to dissolve and stay dissolved in any fluids. I tried all of the following and still had sediment in the bottom of my glass/jar after just five minutes:

    1. Shake in a smoothie mixer before placing in a glass (cold water).

    2. Shake in a smoothie mixer with 1/2 of the water I would use (hot water) and then adding cold water and ice in the glass.

    3. Mixing in a NutriBullet (cold water).

    4. Mixing in a Ninja (cold water).

    I would welcome any suggestions. I like the flavor, but I don't like sipping sediment. I received a response within 24 hours that simply says:

    “I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble mixing the product today.

    I recommend using more water, if possible. However, due to the natural ingredients we use, a small amount of undissolved product can be normal. Not to worry, all of the key ingredients do fully dissolve and are not left behind, so you are still receiving the full benefits of the product.

    I hope this helps put your mind at ease, and I apologize for any inconveniences caused.”

    I’m already using 32 ounces of water, so using more water would be almost unthinkable. I still like the product and hope it begins to work as described again soon.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I have used one container of 8 oz as of today. Cannot comment.

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 12, 2018
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    No comments at this time. I have used one container as of today 07/06/2018.

    In what way it helps, I do not know. What am I supposed to watch for? Please let me know the details.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 12, 2018

      Chloe Lee, Customer Experience Manager

      Hi Birti, my name is Chloe with ActivatedYou. Thank you for giving Morning Complete a try! Morning Complete is designed to help support total-person wellness, including supporting healthy digestion, sugar levels, liver function, energy, and more. It can typically take three months for customers to see maximum results, but we do understand that it may work for some but not others so we will always honor our 90-day money back guarantee. Please keep us updated on your experience and don’t hesitate to reach out to me at chloe@activatedyou.com!

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  • Morning Complete

    • Tucson, AZ,
    • Jul 11, 2018
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    I am writing to share my experience with Morning Complete from ActivatedYou Company. I really like the taste, it dissolves quickly and makes me feel less hungry in the mornings. I am not needing that coffee fix that I used to need. I am feeling less bloated, and have so much more energy because of drinking it. My husband and I both take it every morning and I feel it has made our eliminations much better! We recommend this product highly for anyone that has had any stomach issues!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Finally some progress!

    • California,
    • Jul 11, 2018
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    I just turned 60, and I've had a slow system for 25 years. Weight is hard to get off, multiple small but bothersome digestive issues and food sensitivities, and half-hour bathroom trips have all been a daily thing.

    Occasionally I get fed up enough to blindly try a new product in the hope that it might move the needle a little.

    Such was the case with Morning Complete. I happen to take the time to watch a Maggie Q video and impulsively decided to order.

    Well, it's not a magic pill, but after around three weeks of taking the morning mix, I'm actually seeing improvement! My digestive system is better and bathroom trips sometimes actually last only 5 minutes! For the first time ever, I'm actually optimistic about what the future could bring with Morning Complete.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Seriously - it tastes great

    • Texas,
    • Jul 10, 2018
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    I have purchased many "green drinks" over the years. I would choke them down for a week and toss them, wondering why I wasted my money. This one is different - I'd have to say at first I couldn't tell it was doing anything, but I kept drinking it because it tasted good and I really wanted a new drink (I only drink black coffee, tea or water). After a couple of weeks, I realized that I wasn't starving all the time and I'd actually lost a couple of pounds. This is a huge deal, due to not being able to lose for the last couple of years (post-menopause is brutal). I actually feel more energized and less hungry. SCORE! I know this drink has many nutritional benefits that will continue to show, but I'm already sold. I have reordered. Invest in your health - I have.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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