Let’s face it Maggie Q is a beautiful, successful, well spoken and seemingly has it all, woman. We all want to be her (or close to what she embodies as a woman), right? Question is if because we admire her for what she has achieved with her looks we should also trust that she, as a self educated and proclaimed health expert, can be trusted as a dietary supplement developer.
Word on the Street about Maggie G ACTIVATED YOU
On the website, the Advanced Restorative Probiotic gets a 4.8 out of 5 stars from 299 reviews. The Morning Complete also does exceptionally well with an impressive 4.9 out of 5 stars from 270 reviews.
But can these amazing results be real? Well, Morning Complete has received an impressive 96% or 4.6 out of 5 stars from 634 reviews in HighYa’s consumer reviews. Similarly, the advanced restorative product scored 95% and 4.5 out of 5 stars from 371 reviews. In fact, 92% scored the probiotic either a 4 or 5 stars.
In terms, of the reviews, many of them are incredibly positive with taglines such as “Life Changing”. It seems that a lot of people with digestive problems try this product and report excellent improvements. They document improvements in bloating, gas, nausea, stomach pain, lack of energy, constipation, and general GI discomfort. Little do we know if these same people have ever tried a different product of priobotic supplements or if this is the first time they have been introduced to the powerful effects of their use.
Reviewers also commented they enjoyed the follow-up emails asking for feedback and how they were doing.
“Unstoppably” Mean. When you purchase a Maggie Q product you are helping the Unstoppable Foundation. So, they say. The Maggie Q has a full page donated to the amazing work of the Unstoppable Foundation.
However, as with most products you buy that donate to charity, they don’t tell you how much of your $80 per product they are going to donate.
Unstoppable like many charities have an excellent breakdown of how much it costs for their work to be carried out. Therefore, Maggie Q could quite easily have taken on some amazing but bigger projects such as sponsoring a village for $25,000 per year.
In fact, if they had taken on a project I think they’d gladly tell you about it. So I doubted any meaningful donation would be made on your behalf when you purchase Activated You products.
I wrote to Activated You to ask them to quantify their donations. They refused to answer and rudely cancelled the thread. So, from that I am going to conclude they give little to nothing.
I suggest if you would like to make a donation to this amazing charity you do so directly.
In terms of low behavior, it doesn’t get much worse than lying about charitable donations. Let’s call it what it is. Humanitarian Maggie Q is hoping to profit from selling you a product on the basis she’ll donate to help starving children. Except she won’t. Maggie will be keeping it all herself. If you’d like to line Maggie Q’s humanitarian pockets, be my guest.
Is it worth a try?
It depends. Are you suffering from GI problems? Then, Yes, you should try using probiotics.
Regardless of the limited explanations as to how the formulas work the reviews are very impressive and can’t be ignored. The reviews seem to be from people that have bought the product because they have a GI problem. And both products have been exceptionally helpful in relieving symptoms.
One thing to be noted is that the products are very much aimed at everyone. When in reality this is a more of a product suitable for people with a GI issue.
At $79, Morning Complete is way more expensive than other green drinks. Typically you can get green drink powder from around $20 for an eight-ounce 30-day bag. At $79, Morning Complete is even more than Elle Macpherson Super Greens Elixir.
However, it does provide an impressive 4 g of fiber or 16% RDA for just 15 calories. It also has a metabolic blend that may be helpful as part of a weight loss or management program.
Similarly, at $69.99 the Advanced Restorative Probiotic is more expensive than any other Probiotic blend I could find on Amazon.
My advice is if you are looking for a wellness drink or probiotic you can find much cheaper. But, if you are suffering from a GI issue then these products could be the answer. And a couple of dollars a day on one of these supplements could be money very well spent indeed.
But if you are like me and lying about charitable donations turns your stomach, then it would have to be a last resort to send money to this company.
The Science (or lack thereof) behind Maggie Q Activated You
There are some explanations of how the eight blends in the Morning Complete work.
But there aren’t so many explanations of how the advanced probiotic works. It is just a given that this is an excellent potent probiotic with 30 strains.
Often with a product like this, a doctor is part of the marketing effort. So introducing Dr. Edison de Mello. He seems lovely but is he the most qualified for the position of formulating medications for gut health?
Dr. Mello is a fully qualified doctor, in fact, he is also a psychotherapist. Maybe a further qualification in gastroenterology or nutrition might have better qualified him for such a role?
There is no description of how the formulas came to be. The assumption (and what we are led to believe) being that psychotherapist Dr. Mello and actress Maggie Q came up with the formulas by pooling their combined knowledge.
About ACTIVATED YOU Brand
ActivatedYou™ is more than a high-quality line of wellness products they say.
The products are plant-based, from the finest plant-based compounds and are 100% vegan-friendly. They are also scientifically proven. They double-test their formula and bring you “innovative formulas backed by meticulous research and scientific evidence.”
Each product is also environmentally sustainable as they’re committed to only using responsibly sourced ingredients.
Maggie Q & Activated You
Maggie Q is the Activated You Co-Founder. Apparently, she is a self-schooled nutritionist/dietician due to her own health struggles. She somehow used that expertise to partner with Dr. Mello to bring you this range of products.
There are eight wellness products altogether but of the eight, two stand out as the top selling products. These are the Advanced Restorative Probiotic and Morning Complete. We’ll take a look at these in some more detail to see what they’re all about.
Morning Complete Claims
Morning Complete doesn’t really make any claims. It says it is a “first-of-its-kind formula designed to fortify your body with the nutrients it needs for optimal health.”
And that Morning Complete can boost your body’s performance and your sense of wellness. “It’s ideal for anyone who wants to start their day on a positive, healthy note.”
Even though the formula doesn’t suggest it cures anything there is an FAQ which asks “What if it doesn’t work for me?” It seems to be generally accepted this is a product people are using to help with digestive problems such as bloating, gas, and constipation.
Morning Complete Ingredients
Morning Complete has 35 ingredients to cover eight blends.
- Prebiotic and High Fiber Blend
- Green Superfood Blend
- Metabolic Enhancing Blend
- Antioxidant Blend
- Sugar Balancing Support
- Cellular Function And Liver Support
- Probiotic Blend
There are details as to what each blend does and ingredients include cinnamon bark and pomegranate fruit extract.
Advanced Restorative Probiotic Claims
Advanced Restorative probiotic claims to be “one of the most potent probiotic formulas on the market today.”
It is also claimed that by using this product you could have smoother digestion, reduced gas and bloating. And experience improved mood and energy levels. Not just that your skin will be more radiant.
Advanced Restorative Probiotic Ingredients
The formula contains 18 Lactobacillus bacteria strains, 9 Bifidobacterium strains and one each of the Propionibacterium and Streptococcus strains.
How much does it cost?
It’s $69.99 for the advanced restorative biotic. And $79 for a bag of Morning Complete. That’s for a 30-day supply.
Money back Guarantee
The Activated You products are all covered by a 90-day money back guarantee that actually sounds as though they mean it. It’s also good to see in writing that they are happy to issue a refund even though the product contents may have been used. Not many products of this type do say that they give a hassle-free, no-questions-asked refund. You will have to pay the shipping though.
They also have a customer services desk that is manned from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Monday-Friday PST and from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST on Saturday-Sunday.
You can also email them. I emailed them and it depends on your question as to when they will answer you. I asked a basic question and it took two working days.
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