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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542 Consumer Reviews for Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

Average Consumer Rating: 4.6
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5 star: 355 4 star: 158 3 star: 20 2 star: 4 1 star:  5
Bottom Line: 96% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Keeps me regular!

    • North Carolina,
    • Nov 19, 2018
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    I was hesitant upon first purchasing ActivatedYou because I don't like the taste of supplements, but this tastes really good! I actually look forward to drinking it every morning with hot water. And like the title states - it definitely helps with regularity if you're struggling in that area. I definitely recommend it!

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

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  • Refreshing way to start the morning

    • North Carolina,
    • Nov 19, 2018
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    I enjoy starting my day with Morning Complete. I add a hefty scoop to my water bottle and take it with me. The taste is pleasant, and I know it is good for me because of the wonderful and natural ingredients.

    The bag that it comes in is cumbersome and messy to manage. I have to reach my entire hand in to get a scoop. Also, I travel for work and play, and the bag is not very sturdy to withstand travel.

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

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  • Good, but not as good as advertised

    • Maine,
    • Nov 19, 2018
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    I like the taste and how easy it mixes with my water. I was expecting more energy, but am still sluggish. I was also expecting to have more bowel movements, but only have one a day. That is an improvement though. I like it enough to buy again, just don't know if it is worth the price for the results I am getting?

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Excellent product

    • Auburn Hills, MI,
    • Nov 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    After a complicated gallbladder surgery, I had difficulty starting regular bowel activity. ActivatedYou not only regulated by bowel activity, it helped me gain energy. Now I notice a huge difference if I miss a day taking it. My life is better when I drink ActivatedYou. Besides, it tastes good!

    I wouldn’t miss taking this product. It is excellent.

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

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  • Energy is my new title

    • Florida,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    I am so happy to cross by this product through Instagram. Since day number three, I felt a big difference in my energy, general wellbeing, and mental alertness/agility.

    Thank you to all the team that is behind this product.

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

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  • Wonderful product

    • Eustis, FL,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    I have used a green drink for at least three years. My daughter ordered this product and gave me one bag. I first tasted it and it had a sour taste to it. I thought she won't stay with it with this taste. I discussed it with her, and she said it was a green Apple taste. I mixed it with the unflavored protein powder I also use. It makes a wonderful drink. I love the Apple taste. I have used the packet and ordered another. I will continue using this drink, improvement in my dry skin, nails, etc. Excellent product and the Apple flavor is great.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Excellent product

    • Jensen Beach, FL,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    I'm usually don't like to rate products to be posted online. If I buy something and try it, and I don't like it, I will not buy it again. Morning Complete is an excellent product. I take it every morning with an eight-ounce glass of water, and off I go. Morning Complete helps me stay regular without the gassy bloating feeling. I would recommend this product to anyone with irregular bowel movements. It gives you a feeling of wellness altogether.

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

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  • Amazing product!

    • Spring Lake, MI,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    This product is amazing! I cannot believe how much energy it gives me throughout the day. I mix the powder with 8oz water, then mix with 8oz protein shake, a couple ice cubes in a blender, and drink that as my breakfast. I have been using for about a month now and I have been raving about it to everyone. I do not even need my morning coffee because this shake does the trick. Energy (all day), quick, convenient, no more constipation, and I’ve even lost weight! I will continue to use this daily and recommend to everyone I know. Thank you for making such a quality product! I am 46 and feel like I’m in my 20’s again! I am truly grateful!

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

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  • Great product

    • Houston, TX,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    Helped with digestive issues and gave great energy in the morning. It tastes good too! I wish it came in a jar opposed to the ziplock bag but am still enjoying the product and the results it gives me.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    The morning habit

    • Temecula, CA,
    • Nov 18, 2018
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    Morning Complete is indeed the only product that (I ordered online) is true to its promise. Since day one of drinking it, mixing with water, I have my morning habit of going to the toilet, and honestly, I am excited waking up in the morning knowing that Toilet will be my first stop. It really helps.

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

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  • Feeling good

    • Georgia,
    • Nov 17, 2018
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    I resonant with the message and philosophy of ActivatedYou so I decided to give it a try. Although I live a healthy lifestyle, juicing is something I don't like. Morning Complete really helps with that. It saves time and takes care of all the good stuff that we need. I do read ingredients of products and Morning Complete offers quality.

    I have energy and don't have so much craving for sweets.

    Thank you.

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

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