Cholesterol plays many important roles in the body. Cholesterol is consumed in the construction and function of cellular membranes, the creation of bile acids used to digest fats, and is a basic building block for making hormones, including sex hormones, stress hormones, as well as for making Vitamin D. Beyond its beneficial roles in the body, excess accumulation of cholesterol that does not get used for these normal body processes can be problematic. Elevated cholesterol levels are linked to heart attacks and strokes. A healthful diet, active lifestyle, and the incorporation of key nutritional supplements can be an effective approach in maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance.

 

Cholesterol plays many important roles in the body. Cholesterol is consumed in the construction and function of cellular membranes, the creation of bile acids used to digest fats, and is a basic building block for making hormones, including sex hormones, stress hormones, as well as for making Vitamin D. Beyond its beneficial roles in the body, excess accumulation of cholesterol that does not get used for these normal body processes can be problematic. Elevated cholesterol levels are linked to heart attacks and strokes. A healthful diet, active lifestyle, and the incorporation of key nutritional supplements can be an effective approach in maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance.

 

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