Cholesterol is made in the intestines or the liver. It can either be good or bad. Good cholesterol is high density lipoprotein (HDL), while bad cholesterol is low density lipoprotein (LDL). Cholesterolâ€™s main functions are for the maintenance of membranes and for the production of the needed hormones in your body. Cholesterol is a very indispensable companion in your bodyâ€™s functioning but even too much of a good thing can be bad, especially if youâ€™re having an increase in LDL.