Cholesterol:  A Biological Necessity

You’ve heard that cholesterol is “bad” for you and that it is a “major factor” in causing cardiovascular disease, but do you know the following . . . . 1) Cholesterol is considered a nutrient. Unlike fat, protein and carbohydrates, cholesterol cannot be used for energy but it is a vital structural and functional component of your body’s metabolism. 2) Cholesterol is a precursor to steroid hormones. This means that in order for your adrenal glands to produce enough stress hormones such as cortisol and for your body to make enough of the sex hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone you must have ample amounts of cholesterol available. Reduction of cholesterol levels can wreak havoc

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