The pattern is called dry scooping.
Self reports that physicians say the protein supplements are meant to be taken watered down in water. They are suggested to give people an energy boost before a workout.
Self reports that with the dry scooping pattern, people are trying to get that affect far more quickly.
(WJW) The current TikTok trend is showing to be dangerous for some.
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In another video, a man is challenged to eat a scoop of mango habanero powder in exchange for a totally free energy beverage. He did successfully end up the challenge.
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One TikTok user, brivtny, stated she actually had a heart attack due to the difficulty.
When taken alone, the powder can produce quick heart beat, chest pain and lightheadedness. It can also trigger cough-like reactions.
With the pattern, users consume a mouthful of pre-workout supplement powder without blending it with liquid.