Cholesterol is one of important parts of body membrane cells. This substance is also a precursor to synthesize bile acid.
Bile acid is very important in fat emulsifying and absorption in intestine. Cholesterol also has a function as one basic ingredient to build brain, neurons, liver, kidney tissues and adrenaline glands.
Cholesterol deficiency can cause bad effects on brain especially for babies and children. If we have low cholesterol level, serotonin production in brain will also low.
Low serotonin level can cause depression, suicidal tendency, aggressive behavior and violence. Besides that, body also uses cholesterol to produce adrenal cortex hormone that is important for metabolism and salt balance in our bodies.
Cholesterol is consisted from LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides, and HDL (good cholesterol ). High level of triglycerides and LDL can block heart and brain artery. it also can cause other diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes. That’s way we should increase our HDL level and reduce our LDL level. One of many ways to do this is by regularly consume xanthone that’s available in mangosteen skin. This compound can be a cell protector against free radical. A test result by a doctor suggested that cholesterol levels of his seven patients were 201.85 mg/dl before they consumed mangosteen skin extract. But, after they consumed it regularly, theirs cholesterol levels reduced into 176.86. The normal level of our cholesterol should be below 200.