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The Association for Creatine Deficiencies is committed to providing patient, family, and public education to advocate for early intervention through newborn screening, and to promote and fund medical research for treatments and cures for Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes.

What is CCDS?

Creatine helps supply energy to all cells in the body. It helps increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Creatine is produced in the liver, which makes it out of three amino acids: arginine, glycine and methionine. Most of our body's creatine (approximately 95%) is stored in the muscles that support the skeleton.

Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes are a group of inborn errors of creatine metabolism. In an individual, symptoms can include, but are not limited to: intellectual delays, expressive speech and language delay, autistic-like behavior, hyperactivity, seizures, and movement disorders.

Creatine Community Blog

20Apr 2017

Franco with his dog, Ash

This is our story and our journey that led to our son’s diagnosis of CTD. It has been a long journey to say the least and now this new diagnosis takes us on a new path. Continue reading

04Apr 2017

Levi holding a Valentines balloon

Sometimes it feels like everything just piles up – from the challenges of being diagnosed, seizures, hospital stays, to the complications we encounter every day.   Continue reading