Why is cholesterol important for you to monitor?

Cholesterol is a fat that the body absorbs from nutrients, but which it can also make itself. Cholesterol is necessary for the body to function. Low cholesterol is not good. However, too high a cholesterol level can clog the veins, resulting in cardiovascular disease.


Unfortunately, there are still people who cause problems for themselves and their neighbors by emptying the deep fryer in the sink. Subsequently, the frying fat solidifies and sticks to the inside of drains and sewers, so that the waste water no longer runs away. The plumber has to be involved to flush the pipes and in the worst case even the entire street has to be broken open.

Something similar can also occur in our body.


Cholesterol is an essential nutrient for humans, as long as it is absorbed in the right amounts in the right places. A difficulty here is transport. Fat does not dissolve in water, while it is distributed in the body through the bloodstream. The fat must therefore be broken down into the smallest possible particles, so that it can be transported safely.

When washing dishes, we break down the grease particles with dish soap. In the body, cholesterol is broken down into small particles in the stomach and intestines, which are then released into the bloodstream, where its distribution is controlled. The body has come up with a superior solution for this. The engineers of our Dutch pipeline system can still learn a lot from this. 

Cholesterol attaches itself to a protein for transport through the bloodstream. This is an LDL (low density lipoprotein) or HDL (high density lipoprotein) protein. Only HDL proteins can secrete excess cholesterol through the liver and faeces. An LDL protein transports the fats to the cells that need it for their construction. The body also thinks about building up fat reserves. The LDL cholesterol floats around in the bloodstream until it is needed somewhere.


With an excess of cholesterol, the LDL cholesterol continues to circulate in the bloodstream without ever being used or secreted. This is where the risks arise: your veins slowly but surely clog. This is also called arteriosclerosis. The consequences of this are serious. Too high a cholesterol level can eventually even lead to a heart attack or a stroke.


As always, prevention is better than cure. This means that we should eat less fat. A diet consisting of unprocessed products with lots of fruit and vegetables is best. Unfortunately, this is not always easy in our welfare society. There are too many tasty ready-to-eat products on the market, and many health claims are misleading to say the least.

A dietary supplement such as Bergamot BPF can then lend us a hand to stay healthy nonetheless. The added vitamin C contributes to the elasticity of the blood vessels, so that they stay healthy and are less likely to calcify. Flavonoids and anthocyanins are auxiliary substances to reduce the deposition of fat particles in the blood vessels.

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