I am afraid it isnt as simple as you state and I truly wish it was because then none of us would have any issues.
There are different types of collagens involved which are made by the body as they are genetically imprinted to do so. No amount of eating certain foods will alter how 'you' produce collagen or cartilage. What you have is basically what you get! Until they understand in full detail how to change the way we produce faulty collagen we will be stuck with what we have. There is also some conflicting reserach on whether HMS means that your cartilage will definitely be more prone to problems due to increased ROM.
On saying that; following a healthy balanced diet can help the body to repair itself and provides the energy needed to encourage our bodies to be healthy...and some deficiency's are well known to increase chronic pain and cause nerve damage...
Dont forget that HMS isnt necessarily down to faulty collagen it can be down to other issues; it just depends on the individual. Some HMS's are genetic and collagen is involved, some are genetic and have shallow sockets...add in some with poor proprioception and often all of it together and as usual nothing to do with HMS is easy!
HMSA SENIOR MEDICAL LIAISON OFFICER/ ADMINISTRATOR
Retired RMN, HEDS, Fibro,
eldest son, HEDS, dyspraxia, IBS, ADHD, ASD
middle son, HEDS,
youngest daughter HEDS, dyslexia