An Organization dedicated to three major Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CDS)
Welcome to the Association for Creatine Deficiencies (ACD), an
organization dedicated to the three Creatine Deficiency Syndromes:
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 Creatine Deficiency Syndromes.
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 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.