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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609 Consumer Reviews for Morning Complete by ActivatedYou

Average Consumer Rating: 4.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 399 4 star: 179 3 star: 20 2 star: 5 1 star:  6
Bottom Line: 96% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Great product

    • Salt Lake City, UT,
    • Dec 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I'm on my second bag of Morning Complete and it has performed as advertised. I have increased energy levels throughout the day. My stools are easy, regular, and multiple during a day.

    I drink an 8 oz serving around 7 am and find I am not hungry until 9ish. I usually eat some fruit or something light at that time and am good until a late lunch/early dinner. I have another snack later in the evening, and while I could eat more, I don't feel "hungry."

    I do take another supplement for gut health, and I am going to experiment by stopping it and see if I have the same results with Morning Complete alone.

    Thanks.

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

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  • Morning Complete

    • Oregon,
    • Dec 17, 2018
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    There isn't a whole lot to tell. I am stabilized as my gut health and SIBO systems. I enjoy the taste, with the other ingredients I use to make a good smoothie.

    I haven't had any adverse conditions, but I am only just finishing my second week. I never expect much from a natural product until the first month is complete.

    For now, all is good and I'm glad to be taking it.

    Thank you.

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

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  • Love it

    • Texas,
    • Dec 17, 2018
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    I have been taking it for a month and I really feel different from the inside out, all day energy and digestion improved by now, regular bowel movements and sleeping better. The taste is a little bitter at the beginning, but you get used to it and like it at the end.

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

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  • Try it to believe it!

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Dec 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I started intermittent fasting before a few months before taking this to manage my weight and have lost around 20lbs. At first, I was doubtful as to what the incremental benefit I'd get from taking this product since I already had a regular routine of going to the bathroom every day and "eliminating." Having said that, I always wanted to achieve a healthy gut since there were still times that I felt bloated and had a lot of "backup." Hence, I decided to try this out. My first real meal of the day is usually during noon time so calorie wise, my daily food intake is just enough for the day. After taking Morning Complete, I can definitely feel lighter down in my digestive area with bloating gone!

    This is the first thing I always take during the day and from experience, I could say that drinking it gives me the boost in energy that I need because I'm always on the go with managing a busy schedule.

    Overall, this product is definitely something I'd recommend to people who want to have a healthier gut and have an easier and lighter feeling throughout their day. The only criticism I'd give, if any, is that it would be great if the powder dissolved much faster since a lot of times, there is still some residue left after I drink a whole glass of it (I usually mix it in water under room temperature).

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

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  • So far so good

    • West Covina, CA,
    • Dec 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I'm enjoying Morning Complete. I learned of ActivatedYou by seeing an ad on Instagram. The topic that Maggie Q talked about was just something that I was facing. I decided to take the chance and purchase Morning Complete. It has helped a lot with bowel movements, and I look forward to seeing more results.

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

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  • Looking forward to more healthy advice!

    • Alexandria, VA,
    • Dec 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I just started and have noticed a difference in my digestive schedule! I hope that I start seeing my weight drop. I have ordered more for my wife and a friend.

    My only gripe is that I am not the most disciplined in my eating habits so I would like more information on what the product does to my body. This would help me to stay motivated because I would have better expectation management.

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

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  • Love it!

    • Ohio,
    • Dec 15, 2018
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    The thing I've noticed most while using Morning Complete is the trimness in my mid-section. I'm already a very healthy person and exercise daily, so that's my only reason for not giving it 5 stars because I'm not a person with significant health issues, and therefore didn't see any extremely significant changes. However, I have noticed that I never seem to be bloated anymore, which I love so much! It's nice knowing that I'm getting all of what I need every day.

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

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  • Morning Complete

    • Deerfield, NH,
    • Dec 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The product is tasty just using water. I believe there has been some improvement since using it. Hopefully, the results will increase with continued use. I would recommend this to others. I have found that I’ve begun to make healthier choices during the day. Not certain if this is a result of using Morning Complete or because I’m more conscious of eating better.

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

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  • Balances my GI issues

    • Chicago, IL,
    • Dec 14, 2018
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    ActivatedYou has helped with excessive gas, belching, and indigestion. I was also having constipation issues due to a new medication. ActivatedYou has eliminated those issues. I regularly eliminate.

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

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  • I have recommended to my 20-year-old daughter and 52-year-old boyfriend and they both love it as much as I do

    • Ohio,
    • Dec 13, 2018
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    We love Morning Complete. I've only missed taking it one day and I could already tell the difference, I didn't have as much energy. My daughter has female issues with irregular cycles, heavy flow, and lots of cramping, and the doctors never could help her or give her answers why or what could help her, and just three days taking Morning Complete the cramps were not even there. And she rarely goes 2-3 days without spotting and she didn't have spotting at all. She's been taking Morning Complete for 30 days now and has had one cycle so far this month!

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

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  • Good so far

    • Colorado,
    • Dec 13, 2018
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    I have been using Morning Complete for about 3 weeks. I didn't get to use it right away because I was out of town when it arrived. The first week I used it I really felt like it was making changes, but I can't tell as much in this third week.

    I gave it to my father also and he reports that he is more regular now.

    I am very regular and it seems in this third week I am not going as much as my usual. Most days I am not as hungry though, that is a good thing. I am on the fence but want to finish what I bought then stop for a week or two and see if I can tell any difference.

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

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