Morning Complete is a daily dietary supplement blend designed for overall wellness. With one scoop dissolved in 8 oz of water or tea, Morning Complete promises to start your day the right way.
With the world full of dietary supplements and fantastic promises, let’s explore the science behind Morning Complete.
ActivatedYou Morning Complete Ingredients
Morning Complete is formulated with a blend of prebiotics, probiotics, greens, and other energizing ingredients. Let’s break this down by category, just like on the label.
High Fiber Ingredients
First, we have the high fiber ingredients which can help with gastrointestinal function and removal of toxins from the body. Chicory root is also a prebiotic, which means that it helps good bacteria in your gut to grow and multiply.
Green Superfood Blend
Superfoods are everywhere and there are many superfood products on the market, like Invigor8 and Green Vibrance. This green superfood blend is full of healthy greens that contain high amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. Unlike a daily vitamin, these ingredients are more readily absorbed by your body from within your GI system because they are a powder mixed with water, rather than a hard to dissolve capsule.
Metabolic Enhancing Blend
Here is where this gets tricky. Green tea leaf extract is proven to be an antioxidant, but the claims surrounding its purported weight loss abilities are unsubstantiated. All of the ingredients listed in this section are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be very beneficial in the body, particularly in people with heart disease. As for speeding up your metabolism, there is little to no evidence to suggest this process is taking place. That said, the ingredients still have many great health benefits.
The antioxidant blend is back on the right side of science. Antioxidants are known to keep the body clear of dangerous free radicals, which cause oxidation damage in the brain. Antioxidants are well studied and a healthy choice for daily consumption. Morning Complete includes 100mg of healthy antioxidants.
Sugar Balancing Support
Now we come to another minor red flag. Gymnema sylvestre has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels. For some people, this is a great supplement to help manage their high blood sugar. But what if you have low blood sugar, or manage your diabetes with insulin?
In either case, taking Gymnema sylvestre could lower your blood sugar levels. This, in conjunction with the diuretic fennel seed, can lead to dehydration and low blood sugar situations. If you have low blood sugar or already take supplements to balance your blood sugar, make sure to do some more research to make sure this component of the blend won’t induce any side effects.
The exact dosage of Gymnema Sylvestre is not specified as it is included in a proprietary blend. However, we know there is less than 100mg, which is relatively low.
I use quotes because the existence of adaptogens has never been proven. This is supposedly a class of drug that helps the body react to stress, or adapt. Studies of adaptogens and Astragalus have not shown any known effect. The FDA considers this substance to be safe, but it has no known medical properties.
Cellular Function And Liver Support
This section of the ingredients panel lists aloe vera and milk thistle. Aloe Vera is a laxative that can help clean your gut of toxins while leaving your good bacteria undisturbed. Milk thistle is still being researched, but early findings suggest it is an anti-inflammatory that promotes cell regeneration in the liver.
While this sounds healthy, be aware that aloe vera extract can cause diarrhea and dehydration in some people. If you suffer from constipation, it can be an excellent and healthy way to return to regularity. If you suffer from watery bowels, however, watch out! Aloe vera may harm you by making your problem worse.
The best was saved for last with the probiotic list. Probiotics are where the real work is done in the Morning Complete supplement. Our body naturally requires certain flora or gut bacteria to remain healthy. While many foods like yogurt and some cheeses may help us ingest some of those bacteria, it can be hard to maintain healthy levels without assistance.
Many stomach and bowel issues are rooted in a lack of good gut bacteria, and unless you have a strict yogurt regime in place, you will benefit from the addition of probiotics into your day.
Review Of Morning Complete
Many of the ingredients in Morning Complete are scientifically proven to be part of a healthy diet for everyone. The supplement contains high-quality superfoods, probiotics, and antioxidants. That said, there are a few ingredients that may cause concern for individuals with sensitivities.
At $80 for a 30 day supply, this is a fairly expensive supplement. To compare, you could purchase a 30 day supply of the antioxidants, probiotics, and multivitamins individually for a total of $30-$40. Of course, the price of those supplements can range as well, and ingredient quality is an important consideration.
Morning Complete is well-formulated, and it appears that the company uses high-quality ingredients. Overall, we still believe that the price is on the high side, but purchases are backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee, so the risk is relatively low. The company tends to run sales, so you may be able to pick up a container at a discount.
Morning Complete tastes excellent. The supplement comes in an apple cinnamon flavor that does a great job of masking some of the otherwise unenjoyable flavors (i.e., green blends). It tastes natural and, of course, we appreciate the fact that it is sweetened with a zero-calorie sweetener.
Morning Complete presents itself as a nourishing blend to help everyone increase their energy and improve their health. Readers should remember that there is no panacea in the world of health products. ActivatedYou is a well-formulated “all-in-one” supplement. However, we still urge readers to review the ingredient label (and our review) to make sure they understand the ingredients.
Morning Complete: Worth It?
Morning Complete contains some ingredients that help everyone, such as antioxidants and probiotics. However, some of the ingredients are unnecessary if you are not looking to correct a specific problem in your body. The blend can be a healthy energizer for some, but overkill for others.
If you have experience with many of the ingredients, Morning Complete could be a great way to consolidate your supplement regimen (i.e., combining probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamins in one blend). If you have any concerns about specific ingredients, consult with your doctor before ordering.