Thyromin 101: Basics You Should Know

0 Posted by - April 7, 2011 - Archive

Thyromin™ plays a key role in Young Living’s new, fortifying QuadShield™ four-product kit by supporting the gland that is often most susceptible to radiation exposure—the thyroid.

Consider the processes the thyroid influences in the body: metabolism, growth and development, body temperature, etc. Young Living’s Thyromin contains a proprietary blend of bovine-derived thyroid powder, adrenal extract, and pituitary extract, as well as herbs, amino acids, minerals, and essential oils that support healthy thyroid function. If you’re not already familiar with this best-selling, thyroid-supporting supplement, take a look at the ingredient information below:

  • Iodine is an element needed for the production of thyroid hormones. Because the body does not produce iodine on its own, it can only be obtained through diet or supplements. Iodine is a key component of Thyromin, giving you 1,158 mcg per serving.
  • Vitamin E supports enzymes in the body that convert inactive thyroid hormones into active thyroid hormones. Likewise, Thyromin contains 30 IUs, 100 percent of the daily value.
  • Under-performing thyroids can also cause potassium deficiency, which can lead to imbalances in many other important minerals in the body. Thyromin contains 66 mg of potassium.
  • The essential oils in Thyromin—peppermint, spearmint, myrtle, and myrrh—may have a synergistic, protective effect on your hormonal and immune systems.
  • Peppermint essential oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs and is known for aiding digestive efficiency and supporting the liver and respiratory system.
  • Spearmint essential oil is a rich antioxidant that helps support the nervous system and overall balance in the body.
  • Myrtle essential oil is supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, and it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances.
  • Myrrh essential oil contains some of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, which are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdalae, the seat of our emotions.

If you are desiring thyroid support, or if you’d like to help safeguard your body from future issues, check out Thyromin and the entire QuadShield product kit at Best of luck on your journey to optimal health!

—Jennifer Vance, Associate Product Manager, Nutrition


  • Denisse January 1, 2015 - 4:14 pm Reply

    Hi my question is: if you can still using thyromin if you have no thyroid? my friend was diagnosed with cancer in her thyroid and the doctor removed it. So I was wondering if you can still use it if you don’t have it and if it can be used with the meds. Thanks

    • Kathy Harline February 2, 2015 - 5:38 pm Reply

      Denise, I would be interested to know if you got a reply to your question about taking thyromin when you don’t have a thyroid. I too, am getting mine removed and have been trying to find out. Thank you if you can respond.

  • Jenn F January 1, 2015 - 12:44 pm Reply

    Does Thyromin contain COQ10? Dan Purser said at Nature’s Remedies that if you take a thyroid supplement, you should also supplement COQ10, but I don’t see COQ10 listed in Thyromin’s ingredients.

  • productblog November 4, 2014 - 10:39 am Reply

    In response to recent comments – Thyromin™ is a special blend of Porcine glandular extracts, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and therapeutic-grade essential oils in a carefully balanced formula that maximizes nutritional support for healthy thyroid function.* The thyroid gland regulates body metabolism, energy, and body temperature. We recommend using this product under the care of a physician who can closely monitor your personal needs to ensure they are met.

    (*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

    • Tammy Boley December 20, 2014 - 10:20 am Reply

      I would like to know if the porcine is from pork products or from bovine as stated in the product literature. I would like an official statement please.

      • Young Living January 6, 2015 - 11:33 am Reply

        Hi Tammy, thanks for stopping by! The pituitary and adrenal extracts in Thyromin are currently porcine-sourced, meaning that they are derived from pork.

  • LC November 3, 2014 - 11:44 am Reply

    Tiffany Tucker Mladinich is saying don’t take if u have HYPOTHYROID. Elizabeth Okenfuss is saying don’t take if you have HYPERTHYROID. So now that I’m all confused which one is it or is it both and no one should take this Supplement?

    • productblog November 4, 2014 - 11:06 am Reply

      Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Please see our recent comment in response.

  • Sheila Danish November 1, 2014 - 9:55 am Reply

    I am hyPERthyroid. This product doesn’t seem right for me yet YL is promoting it for everyone, giving it away this month. When I tried a teeny bit of iodine it caused swelling of my thyroid, thyroiditis. I do not believe that this product is safe for everyone. I don’t think it should be one of the product give-aways, this is not a nutritional supplement for everyone.

  • Kate October 2, 2014 - 7:02 pm Reply

    Hi! I’m 28 been on a custom made thyroid since I was about 24. Armour thyroid meds between age 21 and 24. I’m looking for a healthy alternative. I ordered endoflex and thyromin…. but I don’t know how to transition from meds to new products. Slowly.. quick switch which my gut says no. or take my pill every other day and the thyromin the opposite days? Endoflex rubbed on everyday? Help!

  • dee August 25, 2014 - 9:56 am Reply

    can you take Thyromin and Armour together?

  • rosie August 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm Reply

    do these work if i have had a complete thyroidectomy?? and am currently on thyroid hormone meds

  • Erik Amber Davenport July 31, 2014 - 10:00 am Reply

    Could Thyromin cause phantom pregnancy symptoms? (like nausea, headaches, extreme fatigue etc)

  • KellyG July 8, 2014 - 3:33 pm Reply

    Can you take this if you are currently pregnant?

  • Sarah February 20, 2014 - 11:36 am Reply

    But the Thyromin says it has like over 700% of your daily needs for iodine…if you have too much iodine it can harm your thyroid. So how do you know that this is okay?

    • Myriam Paquet April 29, 2014 - 7:19 pm Reply

      I’m a bit concerned about this, too. Have you found more information on the matter?

  • jennifer February 10, 2014 - 10:41 am Reply

    I have an 11 year old son who was recommended to take this supplement due to his readings from Zyto bio communication reader. I am very nervous about giving him this any suggstions?

  • Lam January 19, 2014 - 6:50 am Reply

    I am taking 75mg of Levothyroxine Tablets in every morning. Should I keep on this 75mg tablets when I start to take 1 capsule of Thyromin every night before sleep?

  • beloved January 19, 2014 - 5:08 am Reply

    Thank you ! helpful information…do you keep taking meds and this

  • Lorie May 15, 2013 - 10:37 am Reply

    I heard taking it at night versus taking it in the morning is either for thyroid or adrenals but i forget which?

    • Heather Ann Vargas January 1, 2014 - 7:59 pm Reply

      Night for thyroid Morning for Adrenals :)

  • Jess March 18, 2013 - 1:30 am Reply

    Is there a vegan version of thyromin? I am not keen on consuming anything BOVINE. Thanks.

    • Azure November 16, 2013 - 2:21 pm Reply


  • Tanya Copprue-Lanham October 1, 2012 - 5:42 pm Reply

    I contacted Young Living, once by phone and the rep stated that it only contained “Bovine” which is from cow- he was misinformed and incorrect. Below please find my email that I received from Young Living. Thyromin does contain “porcine” made from pork- which I’ve never ate in my life! In addition, they could not provide information if this product was safe for Hashimoto’s Thyroid condition- which 90% of US people with thyroid condition has. The company has many great products but they really should change the label, inform staff, and the public about the contents that are in the product. As someone could be made seriously ill from ingesting porcine products- particularly vegetarians and with Halaal diets. Both of which are my case.

    Dear Tanya,

    Thank you for your e-mail. We included the responses to your individual
    questions below,

    1. Our vendor for Thyromin™ was changed somewhat recently. When we
    changed vendors the sourcing of the pituitary and adrenal extracts also
    changed from bovine to porcine. We apologize for any inconvenience this
    may cause.

    2. As Hashimotos Thyroiditis is a serious medical condition, Young
    Living Essential Oils® is not permitted by law to prescribe products or
    provide medical information. We recommend discussing any questions or
    concerns you may have with a health care provider prior to using any of
    our products to determine if it is right for your own individual needs.

    If you have additional questions or concerns, or if we can assist you
    in any way, please feel free to contact us via telephone at
    1-800-371-3515, fax at 866-203-5666, email at, or our Live Help feature at



    • Maraba Diraddo March 25, 2014 - 9:55 am Reply

      Which herbs are in this product? Is there any turmeric??

    • LiveALot July 9, 2014 - 4:43 am Reply

      This is upsetting to me. I fault YLO for not explaining the adverse effects of their products and not updating any changes in their products. To me this is so serious that I have questioned using their products or recommending their products to anyone at all. I took their peppermint orally as suggested by my sponsor. NOWHERE on any YLO site is there anything to suggest gastrointestinal upset with peppermint but NAHA clearly documents it. At the recent conference I felt the safety workshop was a joke.
      Gary Young spends alot of time prepping his sellers and pushing his products but he fails miserably in warning consumers about potential adverse effects and yes there are adverse effects no matter what the STEPFORD WIVES tell you about the product. There are other websites out there documenting adverse effects or side effects of essential oils and you would be well advised to find them before you take YLO products. The EODR is woefully inadequate in this regard.

  • Karen May 26, 2012 - 10:19 pm Reply

    Porcine can also be derived from cattle bones or fish. Also, we only get the bottom line in the story of your husband’s illness. It’s very easy to put down a one sided story and present something as fact, when none of us know the full history of your lives.

    Having said that, it would be good, for the sake of clarity and integrity, for YL, to clear up the matter. I’m sure there might be Kosher or Halaal customers who need to know as well.

    • Tanya Copprue-Lanham October 1, 2012 - 5:45 pm Reply

      Please see my email from Young Living under my name and comment.

  • darcy May 20, 2012 - 5:52 am Reply

    i will be having surgery due to having a 3cm tumor in my thyroid… I want to know am i gonna loose all this weight. and is it safe to take thyromin and synthron medications… please im going crazy… im searching for answer. please answer.Darcy

  • Angie April 23, 2012 - 3:05 pm Reply

    My husband was taking Soloray Thryoid caps, made from bovine and had almost completely stopped taking his prescription Thyroid medication. About 3 months ago we were introduced to Young Living and he started taking their Thyromin. After having his thyroid levels checked last week his doctor is very concerned because his levels are way up now. When we read about Thyromin online it shows it to be made from bovine but when you look at the ingredients list on the bottle it shows it to be made from porcine, pig! This was very disturbing and his doctor asked that he discontinue the use of the Thyromin. My question is why is it that the ingredients advertised on the Young Living web site is not what is in the product? My husband has had very adverse side effects since taking the Thyromine. He has experienced heart palpitations, weight gain, and fatigue all of which were not present until he switched products. His doctor also indicated that is was very possible that this could have caused permanent damage as well as the possibility of a stroke. He has stopped taking them and his doctor has upped his Synthroid tremendously to try and get him back on track.


    • Tanya Copprue-Lanham October 1, 2012 - 5:50 pm Reply

      I agree that this is a serious matter as well. Thanks to your comment- I hesitated before buying this product and contacted the company. You are correct the product does say “Bovine which is made from cow” but the company reply was that the product now contains “porcine” which is made from pork. This is very important to people with Halaal diets and vegetarians. I’m sorry for your husband’s misfortune, but I am grateful for your comment. Please see my reply with an email from Young Living.

    • Misty June 22, 2014 - 9:18 pm Reply

      Did the thyromin put your husband in a hyper thyroid state or hypo? Hypo would be when the tsh goes way up, but his thyroid is underactive.

  • Chuck Burnett March 16, 2012 - 9:46 pm Reply

    I am off the Armour completely and take Thyromin plus take a daily mix of Applecider Vinegar in water with 1 oz. Ninxa Red and Lemon Essential oil. I feel great most days. Once in a while I take more Thyromin or Ninxa Red to offset really stressful days.

  • Stacy McDonald January 8, 2012 - 6:07 pm Reply

    Hi, Melissa – Did you go off the Armour before starting the Thyromin?
    I’m on Armour right now, but I’m afraid to go off of it. However, I’d like to try the Thyromin, but I’m concerned about taking them together, since I noticed Thyrmoin has “bovine powder.” Any thoughts?

  • Melissa August 27, 2011 - 6:28 pm Reply

    I am on Armour thyriod and could not get balanced.. For me, after taking Thyromin the first night, I woke with less fatigue, this was like a miracle for me! I have been on Thyromin for 1 week and am feeling extremely better.. Now, to convert completely over to YL products. Any thoughts?

    • Heather Ann Vargas January 1, 2014 - 7:57 pm Reply

      Thyromin is amazing!!! I’ve been using YL for 2 years and it was the best thing I ever did

  • Susie H August 3, 2011 - 7:56 am Reply

    Does anyone know why Thyromin is taken before bed? Can it be taken in the morning?

    • Heather Ann Vargas January 1, 2014 - 7:56 pm Reply

      You take Thyromin at night because that is when your thyroid receives the most energy and nutrients. You can take Thyromin in the morning in addition if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue as well

  • Terrie Martin April 15, 2011 - 11:41 pm Reply

    I look forward to the replies offered for the questions asked here. Thanks in advance.

  • Cindy April 11, 2011 - 10:02 am Reply

    This is great info. I’m wondering, however, how effective it is with someone who has had a total thyroidectomy?

  • Edyna April 11, 2011 - 9:04 am Reply

    I came across my results of some lab work performed.
    I was within normal limits on all accounts but my thyroid rated low, barely within normal limits range.
    Currently, I am on the Master Cleanse seeing actual results. Although on day 2 of my cleanse I have broken out in a rash… am trying to consume more water, which will help remove toxins.
    I have high expectations that this cleansing will help my thyroid, along with all other organs, etc. but am planning to start thyromin, Ultra Young Plus oral spray and SclarEssence for thyroid support once my cleansing is completed.
    I am on a road to better health!
    Cheers – Edyna

    • ami. June 2, 2014 - 8:26 pm Reply

      Master cleanse in long term should also regulate hormones. Like with every cleanse releasing toxins is important. With Master c. You should go to toilet at least once a day. I prefer sea salt flush, salty water, followed by glasses of water, or as someone recomended to put salt in capsules and drink water. I know it is an old post but good to know for future. So far this cleanse was the best I have ever done.

  • Laura April 10, 2011 - 7:01 am Reply

    In addition to the benefits mentioned above, Thyromin is a fabulous product to support a sluggish thyroid – I use it daily. Low thyroid can lead to many secondary problems including depression and is a key to hormone balance. When I found my TSH creeping up (and wondering why I was depressed, tired and lethargic all the time), my integrative doctor was happy to blend Thyromin with Armour Thyroid (another natural hormonal alternative). I’m back in range now and much, much happier.

  • Elizabeth Okenfuss April 8, 2011 - 3:39 pm Reply

    You need to make sure that you let people know that this product for the thyroid MAY only be helpful to those this LOW thryoid hormones. Anyone diagnosed with HYPERTHYROID (High thyroid hormones) or who has HIGH T3 and T4 numbers should NOT take this product. Anyone considering this product should work with a medical practitioner they trust.

    • Ciara April 21, 2014 - 7:29 am Reply

      What is your source that you found this information? Based on opinion, personal experience, or research?

  • Robyn Movold April 7, 2011 - 4:31 pm Reply

    I am intrigued with this product. I had my entire thyroid removed 18 years ago and rely on synthroid on a daily basis. What is your take on the possibility of Thyromin replacing the synthroid.

    I have to say…if I could back in history with my new found knowleged of essential oils and holistic health…I would still have my thyroid AND beaten the cancer that was there! But alas, that is not to be!

    Instead I look for ways to incorporate YLEO with every breath I take! I am lovin the oils, the health benefits and the way everything in my house and LIFE smell!!

    Thank you in advance for your thoughts.


    • Heather Ann Vargas January 1, 2014 - 7:58 pm Reply

      I have seen many people use Thyromin in place of synthroid. You could start using in addition to your meds and see how it goes.. I know a lady fully was able to get off her meds and use Thyromin and EndoFlex only now :)

      • Susan May 3, 2014 - 9:54 am Reply

        I would double check with the doctor before replacing comletly. From my understanding, synthroid produces the hormones your body does not anymore (because your lack of thyroid). I think yleo will help your body regulate and accept the synthroid, but will not actually produce the hormones your body needs. I’m not a doctor, but all his to say you should double check with them first :)

    • A. July 31, 2014 - 8:55 am Reply

      I have been on Thyromin for a little over a week and am experiencing extreme fatigue and nausea, is this a normal response? When can I expect for my body to adjust? I am taking on per evening, you you suggest upping the dose to speed the process up or should I maybe switch to taking every other night to reduce my symptoms?

      • Tiffany Tucker Mladinich October 20, 2014 - 4:20 pm Reply

        That amount of iodine without the necessary selenium (L-selenomethionine) to balance it could be extremely dangerous to a hypothyroid that is Hashimoto in origin (autoimmune thyroid/approx 80-90% of hypothyroids). Not all hypothyroids are iodine deficienct. You should be tested before supplementing with that amount of iodine. RDA is 225mcg max.

  • Debbie April 7, 2011 - 2:05 pm Reply

    can i take thyromin if i am already taking armor thyroid daily

    • Heather Ann Vargas January 1, 2014 - 7:59 pm Reply

      I have, I currently take NaturThroid, which is a gluten free option of Armor and I’ve been able to start cutting back on my thyroid meds

      • Sandy May 5, 2014 - 11:00 am Reply

        Armor has gluten in it? What is the specific ingredient?

      • Misty June 21, 2014 - 10:38 am Reply

        Hi. Were you a little more tired after starting the thyromin? How long did it take before you were able to cut back on the naturethroid? I also take n.t.

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