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The Association for Creatine Deficiencies (ACD), is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the three Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes:

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The Association for Creatine Deficiencies’ mission is to promote and fund medical research for treatments and cures, provide patient, family, and public education, and advocate for early intervention through newborn screening for Cerebral Creatine
Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS).

What is CCDS?

Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS) are a group of inborn errors of creatine metabolism including AGAT, CTD, and GAMT. Symptoms may include: intellectual delays, expressive speech and language delay, autistic-like behavior, hyperactivity, seizures, projectile vomiting in infancy, failure to thrive, and movement disorders.

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.

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