Cholesterol is critical for cell membrane production, memory formation, and overall neurological function. According to neurologist and author Dr. David Perlmutter, cholesterol acts as an antioxidant in your brain. Furthermore, recent studies show that higher cholesterol is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age. So for optimal brain health, it may be helpful to avoid statins and anticholinergic drugs, maintain a healthy cholesterol level through diet, and supplement with coenzyme Q10, vitamin K2, and essential fatty acids.
- Many people say that our cholesterol should be as low as possible to prevent heart disease but a very low level in the body is problematic.
- When memories are being formed in the brain cholesterol is involved and also for the nerves to function very well cholesterol is involved.
- Cholesterol is found in the brain and it makes a quarter of the constituents in the brain where it functions as an antioxidant.
“Cholesterol is found not only in your bloodstream but also in every cell in your body, and is necessary for the production of cell membranes, virtually every steroid hormone, vitamin D and bile acids that help you digest fat.”