Ligament laxity, also called ligamentous laxicity, literally
means loose ligaments. Those with this condition
may experience chronic body pain, frequent sprained ankles, shoulder dislocations,
chronic swelling of the joints and hypermobility of the joints. This disorder can present in only one area of
the body or all over. Collagen may help
with the health and strength of ligaments, as those with ligament laxity may be
deficient in collagen. Your body
requires vitamin C and manganese to produce collagen. Vitamins B6 and B12, zinc and magnesium also play
a role in the production of collagen. If
you choose to take a vitamin B supplement, look for methylcobalamin (B12)
and pyridoxal-5-phosphate (B6), on the label, as
these are the active forms of these vitamins.
Female patients may experience increased ligament Laxity due
to hormonal imbalances and the release of relaxins.