epithelial cells are a rapidly renewing homogenous
population. They have full metabolic aerobic pathways
just like heart and muscle cells; they have high levels of
magnesium, potassium, and other minerals and
electrolytes. Epithelial cells correlate well with deep body
For ASEM, epithelial cells do not require staining or
special isolation. These cells require no manipulation for
analysis; thatís important because that preserves the cell
contents. They donít have to be mixed with anything. Buccal
epithelial cells under ASEM provide direct measurements:
we are looking and measuring directly at the cell, at the
magnesium and potassium without complicated algorithms.
Other methods try to measure magnesium indirectly, for
example, using nuclear magnetic resonance or where
elements are calculated mathematically with magnesium
ATP formulations. Indirect methods also increase the
margin for error or false positive readings.
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