Experts say this dangerous new trend — where people take a shot of dry pre-workout powder — can have serious effects and is nothing to play around with.
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Normally, you'd never get that much in just one sitting, but with dry-scooping, it's going straight into your bloodstream all at once.
That can cause way more than just your typical caffeine jitters. It can jack up your blood pressure or even cause a heart attack. Doctors say it's best to follow the directions on the packaging and mix it with water or milk do it doesn't make you sick.
Another concern doctors have with dry-scooping is that inhaling the powder into your throat and lungs could give you pneumonia or an infection. That's why there were so many warnings about the "cinnamon challenge" a few years ago.
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