About Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

By Derek Lakin
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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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Read, listen, react

    • Michigan,
    • May 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Morning Complete. Yes, the reviews helped me to decide it was best to only order ONE order to first test the results of Morning Complete. I too was concerned when I placed my order that I was being asked many times if I wanted to increase my order from one to a bigger amount to save a lot of money. I chose to first buy one order and see for myself and no matter how "pushy" the sales pitch is. I have to test the product myself. Also, I was concerned in some of the comments about your products that the package of Morning Complete was not sent in a very safe manner.

    I would be very upset if the package came in damaged and leaking and some have stated the product leaked out of its bag. By now I have hopes you would address the problem of poor packaging and the "pushy" sales pitch to buy more for a cheaper price

    You say the more you buy the cheaper the product is? I always wonder why the hard sales pitch if the product is as good as it says it is? I just had a bad experience with RELIEF FACTOR. I order the three-week order of $29.00 and got my three week supply but was told I would be sent additional order in a week or so.

    First of all, I started taking the RELIEF FACTOR as directed but then was told to take four packs of four pills a day since the original instructions is three packs of four pills a day - his was to be done if I did not experience any immediate relief of pain. To cut to the chase, the RELIEF FACTOR did not give any relief and I stopped future orders ASAP as I was going to be getting a very expensive monthly order and after some interventions, I only had to pay for the first three week trial of RELIEF FACTOR plus the shipping and handling. At least I found out in time before investing any more time and money what works and what does not work for me.

    You see I have been taking nutritional supplements for years and I take a variety of multi-vitamins, resveratrol, coenzyme Q-10 200 Mg with Vitamin D 3 2000 - and through TRUE HEALTH. I order their Ultimate Colon Care Formula and these products plus the prescriptions from my medical doctor for other issues seems to work out. But I wanted to try Morning Complete to judge this product on its own merit.

    If you got this far and still reading my letter (thank you) as too often companies do not live up to the celebrity hype and pushy sales gimmicks. I don't blame you for your behavior as a multitude of sins are ignored when you have good sales. The product (Morning Complete) will live or die on its own merit and all the hype in the world will not provide success.

    Thanks for listening,

    A Morning Complete first-time customer.

    P.S. Most or all medical doctors are not concerned about vitamins, herbs, and other nutritional supplements as the medical doctors can't make any money on items you can buy without a prescription...but I believe in some of the supplements and am willing to give them a chance to see how they work on my body.

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

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  • 14 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Quite satisfied with Morning Complete

    • South Bend, IN,
    • Apr 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Mixed with water it is almost undrinkable. With orange juice or grapefruit juice is better but funky. The way to drink this is with apple juice or cider, then it is delicious. Hot or cold. I also tried it with green tea and was not impressed. I lost 15 lbs in a month without changing anything else I did. This replaced breakfast and it made me feel less hungry all day long. I drove by McDonald's with impunity. The only issue I have with the product is its price, which will keep me from purchasing it in the future. I had no gas and no bloating and it made me as regular as a Seth Thomas clock with 7 days a week movement. When they figure out how to sell it for less I'll be back as a customer.

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

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful
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    • Texas,
    • Apr 23, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    After using 6 months, I found that the product, although very good, did not fit into my lifestyle. People should give it a try.

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

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    • Previous review
    • Sep 16, 2018

    Mixes easy, tastes good!

    After taking it for a few weeks now, I have noticed a change in my eating habits, which is important. Enjoyable product may benefit me in the long run. The nutrients within the product have had a positive impact on my health from what I notice.

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    100% truth about Morning Complete!

    • California,
    • Apr 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have tried many products over the years and have never been satisfied with any of them. I was very skeptical about this one when I watched the video with Maggie Q, but decided to try it out anyway. For myself, I am absolutely 99.9% satisfied. It has been everything it says it is. The only reason I did not say 100% is because the taste is not the best. However, it’s not the worse either. You have to remember you’re only drinking Morning Complete once a day, in the morning. I plan on buying at least two more bags to help with my diet plan and after that, I might stay on it. It’s a little pricy but I have just cut out other things that aren’t that important. After all, my health is the most important thing as far as I’m concerned. Keep in mind everyone’s body is different and you might try it and it may not be right for you, but it definitely is worth a try.

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

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  • 11 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Life Changer

    • New Jersey,
    • Apr 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This product is truly phenomenal and has changed my life. For years and years I had bathroom issues and this stabilized everything in a week's time. The first few weeks, I experienced some gas, but that's how the product works to get your body clean and used to it. Please don't ever take this off the market. Bloating went away, flat stomach back, and regularity plus lots of energy.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Unsure

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Apr 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Was really excited to try this product. Not only did I have a lot of bloating and just feeling blah, also being anemic I need the green foods. I noticed in the beginning (first couple weeks) I felt better with a boost of energy, but now I feel very bloated and very gassy, and I don't know why, and I don't know what to do. I don't know if it's the product or if I have to give it more time. It's pricey, I wish it could be less expensive. If it works our bodies are worth it, but I wanna feel better, so I hope I get past this little situation. If anybody's feeling the same way let me know. And if it stops that would be encouraging to know to continue taking it, but I don't wanna continue if this doesn't go away because two weeks of being bloated and just not feeling good, I feel like my waist got larger from so much gas, lol. If this problem stops and never comes back I will recommend it. If this is a side effect that will last forever, I will not recommend it.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Morning Complete

    • Oxon Hill, MD,
    • Apr 10, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Hi. I actually just received my bag of Morning Complete, I'm on my second day. I mix it with water and it mixes well in my shaker. The taste is very mild, I drink it down pretty quickly. I intend to take it a bit longer before giving my honest opinion, but so far so good, no bloating or gas like I have read in other comments. I have a suggestion though. Because the bottom of my bag had a very fine small slit and the amount about the size of my pinky leaked out, I had plenty left, I poured it in a container and placed in the fridge, which refrigeration was recommendation anyway. Please wrap the bags better and ensure there are no defects with the bag before packaging so it will not be received by the customer leaking or poured out in the box. Thank you.

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

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  • 20 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Seems like a scam

    • New York, NY,
    • Apr 6, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I haven't tried the product yet. But the shopping experience is the worst one I ever got. Right before I placed the order, there were 4 questions asking if I wanted to buy more. I clicked all "no." The final message was "thank you for shopping with us," etc. I thought that was it. One day later, all the sudden, I was informed that my 9 bags of Morning Complete were shipped. I asked the customer service what went wrong. She responded. She said I clicked one "yes" on one of 4 questions. It must be an accident though! But it is so sneaky that I didn't even get the chance to see the final shopping cart before placing the "new" order. Extra $237 was charged! I can't believe that. I made me skeptical about the product. Should I try? I think I will return all the products and I won't pay one cent on shipping fee or handling fee. I will dispute every cent.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Apr 8, 2019

      Company Response from Chloe Lee

      Hi Jessica, I'm Chloe from ActivatedYou. I wanted to take a moment to apologize for your frustrating checkout experience. Our customer's experience is our #1 priority so I was really upset to read your review and I wanted to stress that we would never charge a customer for a product that they did not wish to order. If a glitch occurred in our system, we would happily refund our customer of the unwanted product. So, I would like to make sure that you are fully refunded. Please e-mail me at Chloe.Lee@ActivatedYou.com and I can begin the refund process right away. Again, I'm so sorry for the inconvenience that you experienced but I look forward to hearing from you and making this right.


  • 16 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Second week extreme stomach pain with constipation and a lot of bloating.

    • Indiana,
    • Mar 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This product is not for everyone. For myself, these two products caused a great deal of digestive problems, including serious abdominal pain along with bloating that would not stop. I was in pain 24/7. Even caused problems when I walked. When thinking of ordering, please check customer complaints about these products. It's very serious.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Apr 1, 2019

      Company Response from Chloe Lee

      Hi Frank, I'm so sorry to hear that this was your experience with Morning Complete! I do want to note that Morning Complete contains probiotics and therefore, some of our customers may experience die off symptoms. These symptoms may last a couple of weeks, but we do understand it may be uncomfortable for some. Please email me at chloe@activatedyou.com and I'd be happy to issue you a full refund for giving the product a try. I hope you are feeling better!


  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Everything opened, powder everywhere

    • Brewster, NY,
    • Mar 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    What a mess! I was so excited to order, and when the delivery came today, the box was inside a plastic bag. While I thought this was curious because it was dry out and no rain forecasted, when I opened my box the entire contents of the packages were leaking powder everywhere. So much so that the entire bottom of the box was covered in 1/2 inch powder. This was an expensive order and I am majorly disappointed. I will be sending back and requesting a refund as I do not feel that I can even try the product since it is leaking and exposed and not sealed. Horrible packaging.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Apr 1, 2019

      Company Response from Chloe Lee

      Hi Christy, my name is Chloe with ActivatedYou. I'm very sorry to hear that this is the state you received your product and that you haven't been able to give the product a try. Please email me at chloe@activatedyou.com and we will reship your order, no need to send anything back and free of charge. Again, I want to apologize for the inconvenience. I look forward to your email.


  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Pleasantly surprised

    • San Francisco, CA,
    • Mar 27, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I'm a competitive long-distance runner, and recently, I've been doing a lot of research into how I can improve my diet to improve my performance. That's when I saw the Maggie Q infomercial. I will admit I was skeptical but thought it wouldn't hurt to try.

    After using for over a week, I can already tell a difference in my running training. I don't get tired anymore at the points of my run when I used to get tired before taking MC. Also, like many of the reviews I've read, I noticed an improvement in my BMs and overall digestive system. I am looking forward to how I feel a month from now. More importantly, I am looking forward to crushing my next race.

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

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