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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374 Consumer Reviews for Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

Average Consumer Rating: 4.6
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5 star: 253 4 star: 98 3 star: 18 2 star: 2 1 star:  3
Bottom Line: 97% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Good BM made better

    • Fresno, CA,
    • Oct 15, 2018
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    I had already been regular with my bowel movements when I started using Morning Complete. I did notice a change for the better in consistency. I didn’t notice a change in my energy level, but it may be because I’m going through the most stressful time of year at my job. So I still feel good and not run down.

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

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  • Relief but gassy most of the time

    • Texas,
    • Oct 15, 2018
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    I love how this product makes me feel so clean inside. I just hate he it makes me so gassy though. It's quite embarrassing when you're sitting in class close to someone. Other than that, it's very gentle on the stomach. I will buy again.

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

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  • Thankful!

    • Annapolis, MD,
    • Oct 14, 2018
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    Since beginning with starting my day with ActivatedYou, I am pleased. I have felt better - clearer in thinking, resting well and eating properly.

    I not only have been using the drink daily but some of the recipes provided have been most helpful in controlling my weight.

    As long as I am able to purchase the product, I will!

    Thank you.

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

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  • True product

    • Maui, HI,
    • Oct 14, 2018
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    This product is true and remarkable! I have seen my life change in the second week. First of all, a better attitude and to make better choices for my health. Also GI Prime is great! It helps me feel better from the inside out. I love their products and I'm glad I tried it.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    First month results

    • Plymouth, MI,
    • Oct 12, 2018
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    It’s been a full month using Morning Complete, and I’ve noticed that I’m regular and my stomach is less bloated! I’ve struggled with being irregular my entire life, so this is exciting. I will continue using Morning Complete to see if it will help me lose weight as well.

    Thanks.

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

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  • Great, then not so great

    • Cedarburg, WI,
    • Oct 12, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Sometimes I think Morning Complete is working great, then there’s a period (like now) when I think it’s not doing much at all. I am very constipated and have been taking it religiously every morning for about 5 weeks now.

    I don’t think it matters, but I poured the product of one bag into a Tupperware type container to make it easier to scoop from without getting my hand covered in product. Does added air exposure and/or light affect it in any way?

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

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    • Oct 12, 2018

      Chloe Lee, Customer Experience Manager

      Hi Peg, my name is Chloe with ActivatedYou. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for giving Morning Complete a try! I'm happy to hear that you have experienced some of the positive benefits of the product. That side effect, five weeks into the consistent use of Morning Complete, is not a typical side effect of Morning Complete so we ask that you consult your physician. Additionally, added air exposure or light shouldn't affect it in any way although we do suggest keeping it sealed and covered to maintain freshness. If you are unable to continue taking Morning Complete, please email me at chloe@activatedyou.com and I will be more than happy to issue you a full refund!

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  • Good results

    • Orlando, FL,
    • Oct 11, 2018
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    I've been taking Morning Complete for a few weeks now and have noticed that I haven't been hungry until lunchtime. I haven't noticed any weight loss, but have noticed a change in my bathroom habits. The trips to the john have increased by 2 per day. I believe that it is a healthy alternative to my past breakfast routine. I skip one day a week due to having a breakfast work meeting, but I don't think that has any adverse effects.

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

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  • Morning Complete

    • Strongsville, OH,
    • Oct 10, 2018
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    I've tried Morning Complete for a month and I definitely am very satisfied with the product. My stomach is less bloated, and my stomach even feels a little smaller. The only complaint I have is I wish there would be more flavors.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    How I've benefitted from Morning Complete

    • Tampa, FL,
    • Oct 10, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Dear ActivatedYou,

    I have enjoyed the Morning Complete Nutritional Supplement in powder form for the last month. I decided to take the leap and make the purchase because I was very impressed with actress and brand ambassador Maggie Q's presentation of the product. I also am passionate about nutrition and wellness, and was both curious and eager to try the product. I wanted to try it to 1) support my digestive health, 2) increase energy and focus in the morning in a natural, healthful way, and 3) re-boot my microbiome with good gut flora to burn fat cells, maintain increased energy levels without the crash, and stabilize my blood glucose levels. I am a mother of three young children. Choosing healthful food and supplements is critically important for my energy, healthful wellness, and vitality, and overall well being.

    I am pleased with this product because it has aided my digestive health and has helped to reduce the customary early morning "brain fog," and it has given me increased energy throughout the morning without an energy crash. I plan to continue taking Morning Complete as part of my diet. I am not a vegan or vegetarian, but by adding this nutritional supplement to my diet, I have been able to consciously choose more healthful food choices throughout the day, contributing to a more positive food cycle diet. I take Morning Complete in addition to a small whole-food breakfast, usually a fried or scramble egg, and a slice of organic bread toast. I have not been able to take the product as a breakfast in and of itself, I would be satiated for about an hour and then feel strong hunger pangs; however, when I take it with a small portioned whole foods breakfast, it aids my health and wellness in the ways I've stated.

    I am enthusiastic about this product, and hope to continue it for as long as my budget has the elasticity to support it. Thank you for formulating it with quality plant proteins, and for creating a product that supports health, vitality, and overall wellbeing.

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

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  • Better mood and energy

    • Baton Rouge, LA,
    • Oct 10, 2018
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    I started taking ActivatedYou to see if it could help my mom to become more healthy and perhaps consider a lifestyle or eating style change. I was not expecting too much improvement for myself. However, it helped me regulate my mood, stay away from cravings, and I do not get as "hangry" as I use too. An additional plus is a significant amount of energy. The minus is a significant amount of energy. I need to figure out what to do with myself. Sometimes I can't sleep because of it, but I am still not tired in the morning.

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

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  • Feeling good

    • Philadelphia, PA,
    • Oct 10, 2018
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    I am only about a month in and my digestion issues are solved! A lot less days of bloating and I can’t wait to see how much better I’ll feel! I would definitely recommend it to my friends, and it’s a great start to my morning.

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

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