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Cholesterol Powder Raw Material CAS 57-88-5

Product name: Cholesterol

CAS NO: 57-88-5

Molecular formula: C27H46O

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Place of Origin: China
Brand Name: FIRSKY
Model Number: 1KG
Certification: SGS,ISO 9001
Purity: 99%
Packaging Details: Custom aluminum packages,paper boxes,wooden cartons
Delivery Time: Tracks available within 3-5 working days after payment received
Payment Terms: Escrow,Bank transfer,Western Union,Money Gram,Wise,Crypto currencies
Supply Ability: 2000T/Mouth


Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is essential for the normal functioning of the body. It is found in every cell of the body and is a crucial component of cell membranes, hormones, and bile acids that aid in digestion. Cholesterol is primarily synthesized in the liver, and it is also obtained through the diet, especially from animal-based foods.


Cholesterol itself does not have direct therapeutic uses as a medication or treatment. However, cholesterol is an essential substance for the body and serves several critical functions, including:

1. Cell Membrane Structure: Cholesterol is a crucial component of cell membranes, helping to maintain their fluidity and integrity. It is an essential part of the lipid bilayer that surrounds all cells, providing stability and regulating the movement of substances in and out of the cell.

2. Hormone Synthesis: Cholesterol is a precursor for the synthesis of various hormones in the body. It is converted into steroid hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, and the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones play vital roles in regulating metabolism, stress responses, reproductive functions, and more.

3. Bile Acid Production: In the liver, cholesterol is converted into bile acids, which are essential for the digestion and absorption of dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). Bile acids are stored in the gallbladder and released into the small intestine to aid in fat digestion.

4. Vitamin D Synthesis: Cholesterol is a precursor for the synthesis of vitamin D. When exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from sunlight, cholesterol in the skin is converted into vitamin D, which is vital for bone health and other physiological processes.

5. Brain Function: Cholesterol is essential for the development and function of the brain and nervous system. It is an integral part of myelin, a fatty substance that surrounds nerve fibers and facilitates nerve signal transmission.

6. Hormone Regulation: Cholesterol plays a role in regulating the activity of certain enzymes involved in hormone production and metabolism.

It's important to note that while cholesterol is necessary for various bodily functions, excessive levels of certain types of cholesterol, particularly LDL cholesterol, can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), leading to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. To maintain overall health, it is crucial to strike a balance and manage cholesterol levels effectively. This includes adopting a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and avoiding smoking, which can help maintain cholesterol levels within a healthy range. If an individual has medical conditions related to cholesterol imbalance, a healthcare professional may prescribe medications, such as statins, to help lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.


Product Name: Cholesterol
Synonyms: (3.beta.)-Cholest-5-en-3-ol;(3β)-cholest-5-en-3-ol;3β-hydroxycholest-5-ene;5,6-Cholesten-3beta-ol;5:6-cholesten-3-beta-ol;5:6-Cholesten-3beta-ol;5-Cholesten-3B-ol;5-cholesten-3β-ol
CAS: 57-88-5
MF: C27H46O
MW: 386.66
EINECS: 200-353-2
Melting point 148-150 °C
alpha -36 º (c=2, dioxane)
Boiling point 360 °C


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