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Optimizing Hair Health Through Labwork: A Scientific Approach

By Taylor Fazio, RD, MS, CDN |
Optimizing Hair Health Through Labwork: A Scientific Approach

At Wellbel, we recognize that the key to achieving vibrant, healthy hair goes beyond just external treatments; it involves a thorough understanding of your body's internal health. This is why insights from The Lanby on the importance of labwork for hair health are particularly valuable.


Why Labwork Matters for Hair Health

Lab tests play a crucial role in uncovering the underlying health issues that can affect hair growth and quality. They provide detailed insights into hormone levels—including sex hormones, thyroid hormones, and stress hormones (such as cortisol)—as well as nutrient deficiencies, with a focus on B vitamins, zinc, omega fatty acids, and magnesium. These elements are essential for supporting robust hair growth and preventing hair loss.


  • Sex Hormones: Estrogen and testosterone can impact the hair growth cycle. An imbalance in these hormones might lead to conditions such as androgenetic alopecia or other forms of hair loss.
  • Thyroid Hormones: Thyroid hormones regulate metabolic processes related to hair follicle function. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause hair thinning or hair loss.
  • Stress Hormones: Cortisol can disrupt the hair growth cycle, leading to telogen effluvium, where more hairs enter the shedding phase prematurely.
  • B Vitamins: Biotin (Vitamin B7) promotes hair growth and increases the keratin infrastructure. Other B vitamins, like B12 and B6, aid in red blood cell production, crucial for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles.
  • Zinc: Essential for protein synthesis and cell division, zinc deficiency can lead to hair thinning and loss because it can impair hair follicle recovery.
  • Omega Fatty Acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids maintain scalp health by providing oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated, preventing dry scalp and dandruff.
  • Magnesium: Involved in protein synthesis and cellular metabolism, magnesium also helps regulate calcium levels, which, in excess, can lead to hair follicle calcification and hair loss.

The Role of Supplementation in Enhancing Hair Health

Once labwork identifies particular hormonal imbalances or nutritional deficiencies, supplementation can play a crucial role in restoring balance and promoting hair health. Wellbel’s supplements are designed to align with these specific needs, providing targeted support to optimize hair growth and overall health based on your unique lab results.


Take Control and Achieve Lasting Results

Understanding the full spectrum of your body's needs through detailed labwork is the first step toward effectively enhancing your hair health. Armed with this knowledge, you can make informed decisions about the right supplements and treatments to foster healthier, fuller hair.

By embracing a comprehensive and scientifically-backed approach to hair health, Wellbel and The Lanby are committed to guiding you on your journey to not only achieving the hair you desire but also ensuring the overall wellness needed to maintain it.


Taylor Fazio, Wellness Advisor at The Lanby

Taylor received both her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Pilates Instructor with extensive experience in private nutrition counseling and corporate wellness. As an all-around-wellness expert, Taylor takes an individualized approach to each Lanby member's guidance on nutrition, movement, sleep, and stress-management to optimize their health and most importantly, feel their best. 

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Taylor Fazio, RD, MS, CDN
Taylor received both her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Pilates Instructor with extensive experience in private nutrition counseling and corporate wellness. As an all-around-wellness expert, Taylor takes an individualized approach to each Lanby member's guidance on nutrition, movement, sleep, and stress-management to optimize their health and most importantly, feel their best.
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