What is 'dry scooping'? Latest TikTok trend could be dangerous for your heart
June 07, 2021 at 14:02
TikTok is chock full of so-called "life hacks" and the latest fitness trends, but one alleged tip involving "dry scooping" reportedly caused major health issues for at least two users, including one who claims she had a heart attack.
So what is this latest gimmick, and can it really cause a heart attack?
"The intent behind dry scooping is to allow the performance-enhancing supplements pre-workout to enter the bloodstream faster than the typical pre-workout drink."
Rather than mixing the powder into a diluted drink of either milk or water, the TikTok fad sees users swallow the powder dry and then chase it with a liquid.
HEART INFLAMMATION FOLLOWING COVID-19 VACCINATION IN TEENS BEING INVESTIGATED"By dry scooping, absorption begins directly through the membranes in your mouth and continues through your esophagus and into your stomach," Bhusri explained.
"As pure dry powder, there is no dilution and the fast entry into your bloodstream results in an immediate release of supplements.
That could be especially dangerous for someone who has undiagnosed coronary artery disease or could trigger an underlying arrhythmia leading to dangerous health implications.
Caffeine can also trigger atrial fibrillation, which causes blood clots to form in the heart which could travel to the brain.
It can also cause high blood pressure, which Bhusri warns could have a domino effect on the organs.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"There are absolutely no benefits to dry scooping," Bhusri warned.
Moreover, these results will have a positive effect on the body and the heart.
The result will be a healthier heart, a more relaxed cardiovascular system and a marked decrease in the risk of heart disease."