According to recent statistics, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older. And although they affect so many people in America, only 36.9 percent seek treatment.
From medication to therapy, there are a lot of options to treat the disorder, but for people like Malika Haqq, natural remedies have become the best option.
Known for her roles in hit movies such as 'ATL' and 'Sky High' and as Khloe Kardashian's BFF, Haqq has been in the spotlight for quite some time. With that, however, comes added stress and anxiety-inducing situations. The actress and reality TV star recently spoke with AOL about how and why she replaced prescription pills with CBD products as a remedy to her ongoing anxiety.
"I have struggled with anxiety since my 20s, and for a very long time I was on prescription drugs because that was the only solution that anyone truly had," she revealed.
Before the rise of holistic anxiety-reducing products such as CBD, Haqq, like many others relied on medications such as Xanax. But according to Haqq, the symptoms associated with the pill eventually turned her off.
"[CBD] has been a godsend for me," Haqq exclaimed.
As the actress began her journey with CBD products, she came across beam, a Boston-based wellness company offering organic, full-spectrum (100 percent THC-free), pharmaceutical-grade CBD products, made from hemp grown organically in Colorado.
"Getting older and trying to find better ways to take care of my body such and working out and not being dependent on medication has made CBD really, really good for me," the star dished. "I had become accustomed to popping a pill and just going, and the best thing about the CBD oils like beam’s THE ONE, instead of that, I am now placing these liquids drops of gold into my tea or coffee first thing in the day and that is where I am getting my relief and my comfort to just prepare me mentally for the day."
Haqq loved beam's products so much that she recently partnered with the brand. Through the partnership, Haqq advocates the benefits of using beam's CBD products which include regulation of important functions such as inflammation, digestion, mood, sleep, physical pain, immune function and more.
While the CBD industry is still in its early stages, Haqq is positive beam will be here for the long haul.