I have never tried taking memory enhancers until today. Desperate times need desperate measures. I’m just reminded of that scene in Harry Potter where Ron and Harry were desperate participants in the heavy trade of memory enhancers to help them in their O.W.L. exams. Hermione confiscated them because: a) they don’t work, and b) they are sometimes dangerous.
On my quest for memory enhancers, first, these Glutaphos tablets. As far as I can remember, this type of memory enhancer used to be famous to a lot of students especially those taking their board exams. They are sold OTC here in the Philippines (for about Php 8.00 each), but I guess in some countries, a person still needs prescription to buy them. I have only tried taking them twice and the only thing that improved was my appetite. O_O Please no. I don’t deprive myself of food lately because I’m committed to retain everything that I’m reading (even if I have almost never exercised lately). But there’s already a problem if you can’t think of anything else but food while reviewing. I then ditched the remaining eight tablets.
I next tried these Tebokan Ginkgo biloba tablets. I have only taken one today and yet to evaluate its efficacy. It was recommended by my study partner, Raisa, last night because I was ranting over how much I fear forgetting important topics for the exam. They are also available OTC for almost Php 40.00 each. One good thing I have noticed was that my appetite was no longer on overdrive. But I can’t help but always laugh when pronouncing Ginkgo biloba because it still reminds me of that scene in Sharon Cuneta and Ai-Ai delas Alas’ movie “BFF: Best Friends Forever“. The exchange/berating went on like this: