TikTok pattern, dry scooping, might land you within the hospital… or worse

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – On the TikTok social media platform, users challenge themselves to a dry spoon of pre-workout powder to boost energy levels in the gym.

WTVC reports that Briatney Portillo, a 20-year-old social media influencer, is speaking about the harmful trend. In a rival TikTok video, Portillo reveals that she suffered a heart attack after ingesting a dry scoop of Redcon1’s Total War pre-workout powder.

Dr. Harish Manyam, chief cardiologist at Erlanger Hospital in Tennessee, says that taking one large serving of caffeine at once will raise blood pressure significantly.

“You get that high dose of caffeine right away, not most people who drink their drink before they go to the gym,” says Dr. Manyam.

Dr. Manyam warns people to stay away from this trend as drying the pre-workout powders can have dire consequences.

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