Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It’s a type of lipid produced by animal cells as part of the cell membrane. Cholesterol is also used to make hormones, nerve sheaths, bile salts and vitamin D. It is also used to transport proteins. It is typically produced in the liver. It is essential for bodily functions.
Cholesterol ingested in foods have very little effect on our total cholesterol because our body automatically regulates cholesterol production as our intake goes up or down.