Enzymes target specific proteins, fats and other organic matter, so they provide many advantages over synthetic cleaning chemicals. They’re also much more compatible with the environment as they don’t release phosphates or other impurities.
They’re efficient at breaking down organic stains, and just a small amount can provide significant cleaning benefits. This offsets large amounts of chemical ingredients required for many products to be effective.
Types of enzymes and what they do
Because a single enzyme typically catalyzes around 10,000 chemical reactions per second, only a tiny amount is needed to have a huge effect, making them perfect for concentrated products. In fact, multi-enzyme blends can replace up to 25% of the surfactants in a typical laundry detergent without compromising the cleaning effect, resulting in a more sustainable, yet effective, detergent.