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A Closer Look Into My Life | 2020

March 12, 2020

HAPPY 2020!

Wow! I’ve sure been MIA on here. Geez, it’s been almost a year….

Well, in short, life got to me. I started a couple new jobs, started a Business Consulting company (THrńęv Within Inc.) etc. But most importantly, I found myself in 2019.

I discovered #selflove.

In January 2020, I decided to share with Bulk Hackers what my life consists of these days. Click here to read ūüôā

I appreciate every single one of you that follow me here.

You are loved and don’t forget… you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Raise your standards. Never settle.


Sandy Lieu

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Which Lipo-6 is for you?

November 1, 2016

When I first started with Nutrex 2 years ago and saw the Lipo-6 lineup, my exact words were…

Woah… o_O why so many?

So if I was confused… I am sure everyone else is as well so let’s clear this up! ūüôā

The first LIPO-6 was first released in 2005 in the classic red and white bottle and contains 120 liquid capsules.

Why was this particular one so popular that it was voted ‚ÄėFat-Loss Support Product of the Year‚Äô in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008?

  • It was the world‚Äôs first liquid capsule diet pill. Why a liquid capsule? Simply for faster and complete absorption.
  • It is an all natural vegetable capsules, which are completely devoid of any animal derived gelatin materials.
  • It contains Guggulsterones, which stimulate your thyroid to produce more thyroid hormones which in turn will raise your metabolic rate and burn more fat.




I love the Stim-Free version simply because it has no stimulants! Instead of caffeine, there is L-Carnitine and Chromium Picolinate.

L-Carnitine is one of my holy grails when it comes to sports supplements because it helps convert fat into energy! ^_^

Chromium Picolinate helps control our blood sugar levels. By controlling blood sugar levels, we reduce storing ingested carbohydrates as fats as well as reducing sugar/carbohydrate cravings. Hooray!

This can also be taken in the evening or before bed to induce more calorie burn during your sleep OR to cycle off your current stimulant based Lipo-6 to reduce stimulant build up, but want to still have a fat burning effect during that time off.


LIPO-6X is one sexy fat burner. Why? Because it is a MULTI-PHASE fat burner! What does that mean? It is a fat burner that has multiple release phases both fast and extended.

Phase #1 Rapid Release Liquid Capsule:

The outer liquid capsule is where the capsule starts releasing its appetite suppressing, fat-burning and energy-production ingredients.

Phase #2 Extended-Release Inside Capsule:

The second capsule that sits inside the liquid capsule continues to work over an extended period of time to continue burning fat and more energy!

So taking a look at the label, the main differences in this pill vs the original Lipo-6 & Stim Free is Lipo-6X has more caffeine components and no Guggulsterones.

This concludes the BASIX SERIES:

Lipo-6, Lipo-6 Stim Free, and Lipo-6X. 


Lipo-6 Black, Lipo-6 Black Hers, Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate, Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate Hers, Lipo-6RX

I like to recommend the BLACK SERIES to those that have taken a fat burner before and want a little more of a kick.




  • Bacognize: Cognitive function! Helps with memory, focus and attention.
  • Advantra Z Citrus Aurantium: Increases energy, metabolism, and suppresses appetite.
  • Vinpocetine: Improves blood flow to the brain, enhances memory, reduces headaches
  • Zingerone: Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, radiation protective, and antimicrobial.
  • Yohimbine HCL: increases adrenaline levels in the body, as well as inhibiting a regulatory process in fat cells, which normally suppresses fat burning.
  • Caffeine Anhydrous: 220mg per 3 pills



Same as the Lipo-6 Black! Only difference is the added Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Calcium for iron and bone support.



  • One pill serving liquid capsule
  • Caffeine Anhydrous: Energy
  • Theobromine Anhydrous: Ingredient found in chocolate! Is a stimulant, can work as a diuretic, has vasodilatation properties, can work as an aphrodisiac
  • Advantra Z Citrus Aurantium: Increases energy, metabolism, and suppresses appetite.
  • Yohimbine HCL: Increases adrenaline levels in the body, as well as inhibiting a regulatory process in fat cells, which normally suppresses fat burning.
  • Rauwolscine: Similar to yohimbine. Increases epinephrine levels, which is better for fat burning vs norepinephrine which normal yohimbine increases.



Same as Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate + added Folic Acid & Vitamin B12



  • One pill serving liquid capsule
  • DMAE Bitartrate: Nootropic, increases brainpower such as, memory function, mental adaptability, concentration, brain cell health and better analytical processing skills.
  • Has 100mg of TeaCrine, a caffeine our body doesn‚Äôt become immune to. We can keep using it and it will always be new and exciting for our body. TeaCrine helps enhance mental clarity and focus without the crash you find with other stimulant.
  • Dicaffeine Malate is a sustained release caffeine source. Meaning, the effects of caffeine will last longer and be smoother than just caffeine alone.
  • Contains Ginger Root. Ginger root targets the stubborn visceral fat around the abdominal region by working as a thermogenic and also takes the ease off our stomach.

So to conclude the differences between each Lipo:

Lipo-6: The award winning, first liquid capsule fat burner with thyroid support.


Lipo-6 Stim Free: Similar to Lipo-6 but without the stimulants. Great for those who don‚Äôt like stimulants or want a night time fat burner and/or cycling off.


Lipo-6X: Multiphase fat burner.


Lipo-6 Black: For those that want something more advanced than the OG Lipo-6. Can start with one pill and work your way up to 3.


Lipo-6 Black Hers: Same as above with added vitamins for iron and bone support.


Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate: Extreme energy


Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate Hers: Same as above but with added Folic Acid & Vitamin B12.


Lipo-6RX: The newest fully disclosed Lipo-6 with TeaCrine for a sustained energy fat burner.


Which Lipo-6 is for you?

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Nutrex Research Inc.

January 1, 2015

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I am officially part of Team Nutrex!!! I cannot express how excited I am to be part of such an amazing team. I remember when I first laid my eyes on¬†Larissa Reis, Yarishna Ayala… it was love at first sight <3 (And now we are on the same team **add shocked emoticon face here <3 **) I mean who doesn’t love these sexy ladies! Not only do we have THE BEST¬†athlete team, we have a badass¬†team on the inside as well!!!!!!!!!

If any of you know me, I am a HUGE supplement lover!!! I love dissecting every ingredient not only in supplements, but the food we eat and drink as well. (Read a sample post here). I love learning how certain ingredients¬†benefits us and how it affects our bodies. I seriously can go on and on about supplements, nutrition, training… basically anything related to health and fitness ^_^

If you guys aren’t familiar with Nutrex Research Inc., here is a little history about the company.

What started 10 years ago as a dream and an idea has grown into a remarkable success. Hard work and quality products allowed Nutrex to become a major force in the dietary supplement industry.

With that being said, I would love to share with¬†you guys my favorite products and why. I’ll keep it simple and save the fun scientific talk¬†for a later post/vlog hehe ^_^

Upon waking I take the following:



LIPO-6 Chromium:

Chromium is a mineral that helps control blood sugar levels. It helps reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings and preserve muscle tissue. Pretty neat right?! ^_^  Since our bodies cannot produce chromium on its own, we have to get it through whole foods, such as whole grains, nuts, broccoli, and green beans.

I love Lipo-6 Chromium because I know that if I take this first thing in the AM, I won’t have to stress¬†about my food. It is also clinically dosed so all you need is 1 liquid capsule per day ^_^



Also known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid. CLA is related to the omega-6 fatty acids, one of the two types of essential fatty acids that helps our body increase metabolic rates. It also helps our body convert food more efficiently into energy. YES!!!

More energy = Happiness

CLA is found in dairy and animal fats, such as beef, lamb, whole milk, and eggs, but it cannot be produced by the human body. So just like Lipo-6 Chromium, I like taking this in the AM because it makes me not have to think about what foods I have to eat or the amount I have to intake. It is recommended we take about 3.4 grams of CLA (3,400 mg) daily to receive its benefits. So I take about 3-4 soft gels a day.



LIPO-6 Black Ultra Concentrate

I like to call this my happy pill hehe ^_^. It gives me the perfect amount of focus and energy AND control my appetite. Yipee!




Ever feel sluggish after a long day of work and just don’t have the motivation to workout? Or am just too tired in the AM?

Yup. I have those days too…

So thank you pre-workouts! ^_^

If you are looking¬†for a pre-workout with clean¬†energy, focus, gets you stronger and makes your muscles full while you train… this is THE product¬†for you. But I mean who doesn’t want that?!

More muscle = faster metabolism = fat dies.

And the cool thing about Outlift is that it has Branched Chained Amino Acids (BCAAs) as well!!!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with BCAA’s, amino acids speeds up muscle recovery,¬†help with muscle soreness, muscle fatigue, while maintaining muscle mass :D. We typically get it from food but since our body has to break down food first, BCAAs is amazing because it will go straight into our¬†bloodstream for immediate use by muscle cells. Leading us to my next favorite product.



Pure recovery! For those of you that do a lot of cardio or high intensity training, such as cycling, running etc. Amino Drive has potassium as well to fight muscle cramps! YEEEEAAAA! ^_^ I love sipping on this throughout my workouts as well.

Now if you want to be Superman¬†in the gym… this next product is for you!!!




Oh NIOX! Where do I begin!!!! The love for this product is extremely high! ^_^

I seriously feel like Wonder Women every time I add this to my pre-workout potions LOL. Who’s familiar with Agmatine Sulfate? Read why it is amazing here.

See told you guys I can go on and on lol but I will stop here… for now ^_^

I am super excited as you can tell. I am excited to educate every single one of you and help you achieve your fitness goals in 2015! Feel free to ask me anything, whether it’s supplements, nutrition, training or beauty tips ūüėČ

Let’s make 2015 the best year ever!



Sandy Lieu


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Your Tea (14 Day TEAtox)

December 10, 2014

Your Tea Package

A few days ago I received an email from Your Tea¬†asking if I’d like to do a review on their product. Your Tea specializes in organic herbal tea blends for digestion, skin, mood, energy etc. Since I am already a huge tea drinker (the asian in me lol ^_^), I thought to myself, “Why not?” But of course¬†me being me, I¬†do my research and dissect everything.

The first thing I look for in ANY product, especially if I am putting it into my body, is INGREDIENTS. 

Oolong Tea

Jue Ming Zi

He Ye

Shan Zha

Lai Fu Zi

Chen Pi

Mai Ya

The only ingredient I recognize is Oolong Tea so I went on handy dandy Google to see what the other ingredients were and its benefits ^_^. Before I go on and explain each ingredient, one thing I discovered during my research¬†is that all these ingredients are found in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which I am a huge fan of. Growing up, my mom had a cure for everything and it was all from TCM. So¬†YAY!!! ^_^ Here we go…

  • Oolong Tea:¬†Comes from a plant called Camellia Sinensis. Teas from the Camellia plant (also found in green and black tea also) are rich in polyphenols, an antioxidant that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals in the body. Polyphenols can also help activate thermogenesis, which increases fat oxidation in our body. In addition, Oolong Tea also prevents aging of skin, reduces high blood pressure, and lowers blood sugar levels! Pretty cool right? ^_^ You can read more here.¬†
  • Jue Ming Zi:¬†Also known as¬†Foetid Cassia Seed. This seed nourishes the kidney and liver by moistening intestines and unblocks the bowels – basically helps with¬†constipation. It also lowers blood pressure and helps with cholesterol.¬†
  • He Ye: Comes from the¬†Lotus Leaves! I am a huge fan of Lotus!!! Read my previous post here.¬†Lotus leaves¬†helps¬†burn fat, eliminate constipation, and¬†works as a diuretic.¬†How? Because it contains a wide range of alkaloids naturally. (Some examples of chemical alkaloids are yohimbie, and ephedrine/ephedra).¬†
  • Shan Zha: Also known as Hawthorn Berry.¬†Shan Zha¬†has been used in TCM to treat indigestion,¬†as it promotes digestion, transforms food retention,¬† invigorates Blood, eliminates accumulation, etc. by enhancing the functions of spleen, liver and stomach channels. I found this information here.¬†
  • Lai Fu Zi:¬†Comes from Radish/Turnip Seeds and it goes to 4 meridians. The spleen, stomach, lung, and large intestine. It¬†promotes digestion, relieving food stagnation, descending qi, and transforming phlegm.
  • Chen Pi:¬†Tangerine Peel!!! Chen Pi regulates Qi, improves function of the spleen, relieves bloating and fullness. This is my favorite ingredient yet. Who knew tangerine peel has benefits too! Hooray!¬†
  • Mai Ya: Also known as¬†Barley Sprout, Malt. Also reduces food stagnation, and strengthens stomach.¬†

IMG_2606Can we say WOW! ^_^

Here is what the packaging looks like. Super cute!

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Now that I have the ingredients dissected, I am ready to try Your Tea. I will do a full review on taste and effectiveness when I finish the 14 day TEAtox.

sandy lieu yourtea


December 26, 2014

Finished my TEAtox¬†today and I must say I am very pleased with this tea¬†^_^. ¬†It definitely eliminates bloating and keeps that tummy flat! And the amazing thing is the ingredients are¬†all natural (read my post above). If any of you guys follow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)… a lot of the ingredients are in this tea. I will be reordering more this week for sure!