What this cholesterol is there’s so much confusion people are freaked out about it because they are worried that it’s going to clog their arteries, So they get their blood tests and it it’s high they freak out
Some Facts Related to cholesterol
Almost all of the cholesterol in your body actually doesn’t come from your diet it’s not coming from your diet almost every cell in your body will make cholesterol, the majority of cholesterol that you have in your body is coming from your own body, your own body makes 3,000 milligrams of cholesterol every single day the lover make a thousand the rest of the cells make 200 mm, now that would be equivalent to a pound of butter or fourteen eggs or 300 strips of bacon that’s a lot of cholesterol right your cholesterol is on a negative feedback loop,
So if you eat more your body makes less if you eat less your body makes more, so here’s the question you need to be asking why does your body make so much if cholesterol is so bad and by the way LDL HDL the good and bad cholesterol that’s not really cholesterol LDL is low density lipoproteins is a protein it’s a shuttle that carries cholesterol to the body HDL is high density lipoprotein that’s a shuttle a protein shuttle that carries cholesterol from the body so HDL is the cholesterol coming from the arteries back to the liver and LDL is the cholesterol coming from your liver to the body and they consider it bad it’s not bad, so why do we need it,
why is it so important because your cell membranes 50% of the cell membranes and every single cell you have like a trillion cells 50% of those cells are made from cholesterol, The structure of the cells especially your brain and the nervous system and the myelin sheath around the nervous, so what are cell membranes the cell membranes is permeable it allows nutrition electrolytes molecules to go in and cut out of the cell it protects the cell against microbes and foreign viruses and things like that, so it allows electrolytes to travel it protects the central nervous system which is the brain and the spinal column, it actually is involved in making bile bi le that’s the detergent helps you break down the fats to actually assimilate the essential fatty acids and the fat soluble vitamins.
Yes You Need Cholesterol
So you need cholesterol to make vitamin B to actually help make the bile that helps you absorb vitamin A and E and even K2, So these are all essential fats level vitamins that you need that without cholesterol you can make the bile to extract them from the food that you eat, Cholesterol is needed as a raw material precursor for adrenal hormones,
So the more stress that you go through the more cholesterol that you are going to make because the body need those hormones to adapt to stress, sex hormones, estrogen testosterone is made from cholesterol this is one of the reasons why statin drugs one of the side effects is men they lose their libido women have problems with estrogen and progesterone and even androgens,
So there’s a lot of issues with that your cholesterol is there to make myelin, So the cholesterol also is there to feed the immune system your immune system needs cholesterol to function partly because cortisol from the adrenal is necessary for the immune system controls the white blood cell and then also cholesterol is need to fight infection and to combat the toxic effects from bacteria one of the purposes of LVL the so called bad cholesterol,
If your body makes it why would be considered a bad thing people. Changing of season during the winter month the cholesterol goes up because it’s you are actually trying to make of these hormones to adapt to the change of season also during stress and surgery your cluster goes up to make more cortisol. So the cholesterol has a purpose.