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**Based on 2000 calorie diet.
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance found in every cell of the body. HDL is responsible for carrying cholesterol away from the arteries to the liver where it is eventually processed and eliminated from the body. HDL levels are important indicators of healthy cardiovascular function.† In fact, even as little as a 1% increase in HDL levels can significantly support heart health.† For optimal heart health, it is recommended to have HDL levels above 60 mg/dL.