Morning Complete by ActivatedYou Review

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 informed 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 and 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 powdered 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.

Bottom 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.

» Recommended Reading: Best Grains, Fruits, and Vegetables That Improve Digestion


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  • 52 out 53 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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  • 47 out 50 people found this review helpful

    So far, working well

    • North Carolina,
    • Dec 28, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am a Gulf War Vet and a recurrent breast cancer defeater. I have had problems from almost 16 years of different forms of chemo and other GW toxins. I was looking for natural ways to battle all of the side effects since the Gulf War and subsequent problems, one being IBS; the reason I ordered Morning Complete with its pre and probiotics, plus super greens.

    After about a week or two of daily use, I noticed I am having daily bowel movements (emphasis on daily), without any constipation or diarrhea. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I had a near normal bowel movement. I have also noticed less acid in my stomach. I am going to continue with ActivatedYou Morning Complete in hopes of gaining normal control of my excretory system. I am also looking for increased energy and less depressed days. I believe the earth has many natural healing plants and believe this company is on to a way to a better me. I look forward to hearing about and trying more of ActivatedYou products.

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

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  • 39 out 40 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Jan 7, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I used Morning Complete for three months now and have it first thing in the morning before anything else. Before I started ActivatedYou, I would have one or two BMs a week. After taking a scoop of ActivatedYou in 8 oz water, I always have a BM within half an hour of drinking it. The taste is bearable, I usually mix it in my shaker bottle and drink it down fast. I'm on my last bag so today I am going to order more...afraid to run out and feel constipated again.

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

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  • 39 out 45 people found this review helpful

    Can't stomach the taste

    • Michigan,
    • Jan 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered this product a couple of weeks ago, and was very excited to try it. I watched the video about all the benefits of taking this product, and even though it is a little pricey, I thought, what have I got to lose?

    The problem is, I cannot stomach the taste. It is terrible. Having said that, I have noticed how much better I feel. I am noticeably less irritable, and just in a better mood. I will not be ordering this powder again, unless they can improve the taste. I will continue searching for something similar in a pill form.

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

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    • Jan 22, 2019

      Company Response from Chloe Lee

      Hi Monika, I'm Chloe from ActivatedYou. I'm really happy to hear that you have experienced many improvements since trying Morning Complete. But I am really sorry to hear that you do not enjoy the taste of it. I've taken note of your feedback and we'll do our best to improve our formula. Many of our customers enjoy Morning Complete in their favorite smoothie. If you haven't tried it this way yet, I would give it a go! Nevertheless, I can issue you a full refund right away. Please e-mail me at Chloe@Activatedyou.com and I can begin the refund process right away.


  • 37 out 39 people found this review helpful

    Morning Complete

    • Arizona,
    • Dec 29, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I would highly recommend Morning Complete, and here's why.

    "It does what it claims," it's that simple!

    My stomach has flattened and my hair and skin are glowing. I am going on my second bag. I have bought several for gifts at the holidays to spread the love.

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

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  • 35 out 38 people found this review helpful

    My morning is COMPLETE!

    • NY,
    • Jan 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I’ve just finished my first bag of Morning Complete.

    I never used to have a healthy digestive system and would only have a BM once every 3 days. Now I have one every day! My stomach has shrunk (with the help of working out) and I have an energy boost every morning I take this. I don’t know if it’s a mental thing or if I actually feel more energy. But knowing I am trying something healthy every morning gives me a push to want to continue on a health kick throughout the day. Only side effect for me is having more gas. Other than that I would highly recommend this product.

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

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  • 32 out 41 people found this review helpful

    It works

    • Palm Beach, FL,
    • Dec 29, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Yes, the difference in your body functions is excellent...However, the apple cinnamon taste is horrible. The aftertaste lingers enough for you to skip a day...or two...

    I look forward to the body performance, but God the taste is terrible.

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

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  • 32 out 37 people found this review helpful

    More energy

    • Ridgecrest, CA,
    • Dec 29, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been taking Morning Complete almost every morning for about a month. After about three weeks, I noticed a feeling of well-being and more energy.

    I started giving it to my husband and am hoping the same will happen for him.

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

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  • 32 out 33 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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  • 32 out 33 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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  • 30 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Give it a try and decide for yourself!

    • Texas,
    • Jun 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I read the reviews but I wanted to try it anyway because everything she talks about is exactly what I have been doing my own research on and have been dealing with. I have been searching for a product that includes everything Morning Complete has to offer and did not find anything I was happy with. The taste is not as bad as the reviews make it seems! Actually it’s not bad at all! I’ve had way worse, but you can always add some juice if you need to, which is how I started my first day, but I take it with just water after that because it’s not bad at all!

    I love that it gives me energy without any glitters and it keeps me full for the most part! I’m on my 3rd day and have not had stomach issues, if anything, it has helped A LOT! For those who are having issues, you might want to consider your diet. Just adding this product and eating like crap is not going to help, especially if you have any food sensitivities. I have been diagnosed with pcos, I’m pre-diabetic type 2, insulin resistant, gluten sensitive and was diagnosed with fibro. The best way to heal your body is through diet (eating healthy foods) and supplementing with anything you might be deficient in. It has taken years for your body to get this bad, it will take time of doing all the right things for it to get better! I’ve been in my journey for over 7 years and have learned a lot over that time, don’t give up on yourself! I am very hopeful for this product! I will update after my first month. So far, so good!

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

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