A new challenge has surfaced on the internet having to do with a term called dry scooping. Various people on the internet have recorded themselves doing this as a challenge and then posting it on TikTok. This challenge is dangerous and not worth trying for likes or views. Here is what it is all about:
Dry scooping It refers to taking a scoop of pre-workout powder (or sometimes protein
powder) that is meant to be
mixed with water, putting the scoop in their mouths, and swallowing it.
the potential concerns?
scenario, and it has already happened, is that it could kill you. When
you’re consuming a concentrated blend of multiple ingredients, it is hard to
tell how your body will react. Ingredients
such as caffeine, creatine, B-vitamins, NO2-boosters, taurine, and branch chain
amino acids, contribute to the potential dangers of this challenge. These individual ingredients can be safe in healthy people when taken as directed,
meaning they've taken in the recommended serving and preparation.
However, even common ingredients such as caffeine can be a
danger if taken in excess, causing jitteriness, an upset stomach, and an
elevated heart rate, especially when taken undiluted and/or in greater amounts
There is no
benefit to dry scooping, and individuals should refrain from attempting this TikTok
What if I
try this and have unwanted effects?
If someone feels ill in any way after trying this challenge
or any other social media challenge, do not hesitate to contact the poison center for help. All calls are
answered by pharmacists, nurses, and toxicologists 24/7, seven days a
week. Call us at 1-800-222-1222 and let us help you with your poison