Cholesterol is vital for balanced hormones and the manufacturing of hormones that deal with the stress of everyday living. These hormones also are protective against heart disease and cancer.
Cholesterol is essential and needed by the body to make all the sex hormones including Andogen, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, and DHEA.
Without these *vital hormones you place yourself at an extremely high risk of developing the usual diseases of aging (cancer, heart disease, diabetes and others), and you will suffer from accelerated aging.
Just a quick note here: If *sex hormones were dangerous; then every teenager on the planet would be dieing (or at least have the diseases that our parents in the nursing home have)! Sex hormones are GREAT and they keep you young a lot longer!
Cholesterol is necessary for the body to properly use Vitamin D, which is critical for all body systems including the bones, nerves, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, fertility, and strong immunity.
Bile salts made by the liver require cholesterol. Bile is critical to the digestive process and absorption of dietary fats.
Cholesterol functions as a powerful antioxidant in the body and is protective of free radical damage to your tissues.
Cholesterol is vital for proper functioning of the brain. Cholesterol is used by serotonin receptors; (serotonin is the body’s natural “feel good” chemical). Low cholesterol levels have been associated with aggressive and violent tendencies, depression and suicide.
Babies and children MUST have cholesterol in their diets for proper growth and development of the brain, nervous system, and immune function. Did you know that breast-milk is rich in cholesterol and contains a special enzyme for the baby to properly utilize it.
Cholesterol is necessary for proper functioning of the intestines and maintaining the integrity of the intestinal wall. Low cholesterol diets lead to leaky gut syndrome and other serious digestive problems.
Cholesterol is essential to repair damaged cells. This is why cholesterol levels naturally rise as we age because they are so beneficial to the elderly. Women with the highest cholesterol actually live the longest!