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The new craze in Korea is to administer your kids with 'brain juice' shots to make them smarter

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MBC News recently reported that the latest craze among mothers in Korea is to administer their children with 'brain juice' shots. 


This hot trend all began with a rumor in the Gangnam District area which claims that these 'brain juice' shots supposedly improve concentration and boost/accelerate brain activity. 


The mixture in the shot is said to contain various vitamins and ginkgo leaf extract. Each shot costs around 70,000 KRW (~$62 USD) to 120,000 KRW (~$107 USD), a price range that is twice as much as a normal shot. 


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Many hospitals are attracting clientele, mostly anxious mothers wanting their children to perform exceptionally on the upcoming college entrance exams, by claiming, "It is most effective after several shots." 


Both parents and students unanimously agreed, "We think that brain activity will increase and our grades will improve if we receive these shots. That means we might be accepted into a better university.


Meanwhile, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has only acknowledged the shots' ability to reduce headaches and circulatory disturbances in the peripheral arteries. 




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    ramjetranch Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Tell me this isn't true.

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    Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Whaaaaat?

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    LordLiar18 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    That's crazy!! If it was so simple, everyone would do that and everyone would be genious!! That's what we call "placebo effect"... But the fact that they have to give shots to their children just to "make sure" they would be smart is not right at all imo. It just proves how stressful and competitive the korean educational system is...

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    ms_otaku Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    wth X'DDim done

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    Stunmaster Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    So the shots will reduce head ache and improves peripheral circulation? What's the difference between this and taking fish oil (omega 3 + DHA + EPA) regularly?

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    eager_beaver Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The parents are the ones that need a brain boost, because clearly they are not very smart. If they were smart they would know that a shot of vitamins ginkgo leaf extract does not make you smarter, not even temporarily. What is wrong with people? Why don't they care about facts? Maybe the shot has a placebo effect, but you can achieve that with anything, as long as you just believe that that "anything" works. It's just about positive auto-suggestion.

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    federick Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    next in line will be the brain surgery

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    AhRin1980 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The poor students are probably able to concentrate better simply because the shots are designed to reduce headaches, once they are not feeling the pain of stress headaches brought on by the pressure to perform they ironically can perform better.

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    Grimjester Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Maybe because they actually get some free nap time during the process that their brain is able to function better.

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    k4ver Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    if it was micro chip then its believable but drugs? hmm....

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