Cholesterol is an essential component of cell membranes. Cholesterol also plays an important role in cell function, along with acting as an insulator for neuron fibres and as a precursor to some hormones, most notably the sex hormones.
However, too much cholesterol can block your blood vessels and makes it more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. You can lower your cholesterol by eating healthily and exercising more. We also offer a range of products that can help to lower your cholesterol.