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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534 Consumer Reviews for Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

Average Consumer Rating: 4.6
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5 star: 348 4 star: 157 3 star: 20 2 star: 4 1 star:  5
Bottom Line: 96% would recommend it 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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  • 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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  • Thumbs up

    • Cottonwood, CA,
    • Nov 16, 2018
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    The Morning Complete is easy to mix, and the taste is okay. It only took one time to get used to taste. I feel as if I have more energy and endurance. The formula seems very comprehensive. I like occasional emails with recipe suggestions and health tips including how to be emotionally positive.

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

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  • Works wonders

    • Oklahoma,
    • Nov 16, 2018
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    Since I have been using Morning Complete, I don’t feel bloated, and I feel so much better. The taste is good and not chalky. It really has worked for me and I have lost 5 pounds. I have recommended this product to my friends and family.

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

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  • ActivatedYou

    • Omaha, NE,
    • Nov 16, 2018
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    I really like it, and I’m getting ready to order it again! I was very hesitant and thought about it for a long time before I decided to try it out very glad I did! Gives you a lot of energy and regular bowel movements (I know that’s gross, but just saying). I would recommend this to any of my friends, and the taste is great (it’s a little grainy, so I usually stir it with a fork for a minute).

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

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  • Really enjoying the product.

    • Lake Hopatcong, NJ,
    • Nov 15, 2018
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    It’s only been a month since taking Morning Complete. Both my husband and I have been drinking it, and so far we really are enjoying it. We feel more energized throughout the day. I breastfeed my baby and noticed she is sleeping better at night since drinking Morning Complete. I also lost belly fat quickly. My husband and I look forward to seeing more results in the months to follow.

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

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  • I absolutely love what this does for me!

    • Brentwood, CA,
    • Nov 15, 2018
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    I don’t know where to begin. For years I’ve experienced belly bloat, discomfort, and food irritation. This usually lead to days of constipation and painful bowel movements.

    Since I started using Morning Complete, those symptoms are absolutely gone. I’m not saying there’s a bit of relief. I’m talking about absolutely gone!

    I noticed other incredible side effects which I chose to keep a subtle mister for now. I absolutely love my Morning Complete!

    Thank you, ActivatedYou!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Awesome product!

    • Nogal, NM,
    • Nov 15, 2018
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    I have really noticed a difference in my health from using activated you. After using it a month, I went for a physical and all my numbers were awesome, not to mention I am regular.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Life changer

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Nov 15, 2018
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    In my life, since I can remember, I have always been a little overweight. Most of my visible weight was my mid-section. I didn't think that it could be caused by unhealthy bacteria and an unhealthy balance in my gut/stomach. After watching a presentation about Morning Complete, I realized the balance I have been missing. I ordered the product hoping it would be the change I needed. Morning Complete was a catalyst for overall better health. Just after one week of using the product, my skin cleared up. After a month I noticed a drastic change in my overall health, appearance, and eating habits! I am so grateful for the care that went into this product. It truly activated a better me physically. When people stop me and ask me what am I doing, I proudly tell them about Morning Complete by ActivatedYou.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    This is for me!

    • New Jersey,
    • Nov 14, 2018
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    I have been feeling sluggish and irregular for way too long. Changing foods I eat, to going to the doctor for a colonoscopy! All the doctor could tell me is to try Metamucil daily until the right dose tested over months worked for me. I saw Maggie’s video and this had my name all over it! I don’t like eating early, so Morning Complete sounded perfect. I love the Apple Cinnamon flavor too! I’ve been using it for just over a month now and already feel better! I’m going back to tell my doctor I found a better solution than his fiber drink with no results and no probiotics in it.

    I truly do think Morning Complete is complete for me!

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

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