Dry Scooping Protein Powder Health Risks Dangers (

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Experts say ingesting dry protein powder before workouts can cause a variety of health issues. David Ferencik/Getty Images
  • Experts say the trend on TikTok and other social media platforms encouraging people to “dry scoop” fitness powder before exercising poses a number of health risks.
  • They say that trying to swallow these powders can cause coughing, shortness of breath, and other more serious health issues.
  • They recommend that you instead have a smoothie or a single cup of coffee before working out.

If you’re thinking of trying “dry scooping,” fitness experts advise you not to join this online trend.

The challenge, which is making the rounds on TikTok and other social media platforms, dares a person to fill their mouth with a dry fitness-related powder, sip a little liquid, and try to swallow.

Pre-workout powders are created to be blended with liquids such as water, milk, or juice.

Experts say consuming these products against the recommended guidelines poses…

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