Dear Sacred Family,
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We feel a tremendous responsibility to do our part in these trying times to decrease exposure to the coronavirus, while still maintaining the highest quality product and customer service. To achieve these goals, we are staying on top of the COVID-19 pandemic and diligently following all CDC and NMDOH guidelines.
In the expanding world of herbal remedies and preventative healthcare, we are always extending our reach. For example, we’ve been making sure more of these tinctures reach our patients, on top of issuing them free to employees (with significant discounts for their friends and families).
To honor our commitment to patients, staff, and their families, we are taking the following sanitary precautions at all retail locations:
- At any sign of illness, we ask staff to go home.
- Patients experiencing or showing any symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave the facility. We may ask anyone who is coughing or sneezing to leave the facility at any moment.
- We’ve increased the frequency by which we clean bathrooms, countertops, seating, and door handles throughout the day.
- To increase space for individual patients during wait times, we’ve removed unnecessary items from larger areas.
- To prevent potential contact with germs, we’ve removed all interactive displays and smell jars.
- Patient care consultants are required to wear gloves during all transactions.
- We have temporarily shut down public restrooms.
We will keep you updated through email and digital media as often as possible, as we use this time to implement much-needed updates.
Have you ever wondered how some people are more prone to catching colds than others? It’s all about the body’s immune system. The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against alien microorganisms entering the body. The stronger your immune system, the less chance you have of falling ill.
As the coronavirus progresses, we’re hearing a lot about how to reduce exposure through “social distancing” and how to care for ourselves if we end up getting sick. These are important tips, but we’re not hearing much about preventative measures that might help the immune system fight back more effectively.
In these uncertain times, there are certain measures we can take, instead of waiting around to see if our immune systems can withstand illness. We can be proactive and take holistic steps to promote health, well-being, and keep the body running like a well-oiled machine. From sleeping a full 8 hours to eating a balanced diet, following these steps leads to positive changes in your body’s defense mechanisms.
Unfortunately, the immune system can get worn down by aspects of modern living. Stress, toxins, lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating empower viruses and bacteria to invade the body. Herbs like Echinacea, Chaga Mushroom, Elderberry, and Astragalus can help reduce the duration and severity of illness. On top of that, vitamin and mineral supplements provide nutrients that strengthen the immune system.
Ingredients in Sacred Garden’s “Immune System Booster”
The Chaga Mushroom, a popular adaptogen, is known to regulate and reestablish appropriate immune responses when antibodies are functioning improperly. Chaga stimulates innate immune responses to reduce inflammation, while its polysaccharides and adaptogenic effects assist the immune system in evicting unwelcome visitors, such as bacterial infections.
Elderberry, another noteworthy ingredient packed with antioxidants, is used to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, and improve heart health. It is also used for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections, and tonsillitis. It contains Vitamins A, B, and C.
Other highlighted ingredients include Echinacea, Rose Hips, Goji, Lemon Peel, and Astragalus, which is considered a deep immune tonic that increases the bone marrow reserve, heightening the body’s ability to produce more immune effector cells (such as T-cells).
Come out to your local Sacred Garden Dispensary to take advantage of this helpful and important product. Remember, if you have friends and family who do not have their cannabis cards, they order the ELDERBERRY & ECHINACEA BLEND Tincture online at SacredWellness.com.
Finally, it is crucial to note that we are not making any health claims on the effectiveness of herbs. We are not doctors, nor have we had any direct experience with the novel coronavirus, so there is no telling what is effective and what is not at this juncture. However, we DO believe in the power of plants. Herbalists have been using herbs for as long as we can remember, certainly longer than the coronavirus has been around, to combat viral and bacterial infections with amazing results. We feel confident that fortifying ourselves with these plant medicines, cannabis included, is better than doing nothing and leaving ourselves vulnerable to the virus or a secondary infection.
We are immeasurably grateful to our loyal patients who’ve supported us throughout the years, and we will continue providing the best possible service in this unprecedented situation.