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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.

Creatine Community Blog

08Aug 2022

When I volunteered for the PaReNts project back in April, I really wanted to be able to attend the ACD Conference. But at that stage, our family had not yet had COVID and my son with Creatine Transporter Deficiency (CTD) was not yet fully vaccinated. Australia was only just opening its borders to the rest of the world and travel was challenging. We didn’t think getting to the conference was a viable option. I decided I still wanted to volunteer even if I was not chosen and was extremely pleased to be included.  Continue reading