Understanding Enzymes – Part 1


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So why would you buy this? Because it’s good!!!


It’s Omega but with added enzymes. Not just any enzymes either. So read on for an explanation

It’s simple! Enzymes are an awesome way to improve the cleaning performance of any detergent. Take a look at laundry detergents.

There are two types: Non biological (no enzymes) and Biological (with enzymes). Biological detergents clean in the same way as non-biological ones with additional effects from the enzymes, whose purpose is to break down protein, starches and fat in dirt and stains.

Numerous independent scientific studies have clearly shown that a biological laundry detergent ( an enzyme based detergent ) is around 20% – 30% more efficient than a non – biological. That’s why approximately 50% of laundry detergents are biological. Consequently we now have a biological encap detergent in OmegaZyme.

Okay so now that we have that sorted the question must be asked …. Why are enzymes so good and what do they do that’s so special???
Because it’s all about the Pacman…. Well sort of…


Imagine a detergent that has the added advantage of having 4 different types of enzymes (Pacman) that each prefer to eat different types of staining substances.

The four types of enzymes are:

Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates, sugars, and starches most commonly found in starchy vegetable, grains, and fruit.

Lipase is the enzyme that breaks down both fats and oils.

Protease is the third digestive enzyme. It breaks down plant, animal, bacteria & virus proteins.

Cellulase is the fourth digestive enzyme. It works to digest the fibre that you eat from plant based foods.

So there you have it. Enzymes act like a booster to improve cleaning performance BUT… there are few Do’s and Don’ts  you should know in order to get the best results.

1) Firstly don’t use an enzyme detergent on wool, silk or leather because they are all protein so clearly we don’t want to unleash a protein eating enzyme on them.
2) The same applies to any cellulosic fibre such as cotton or linen because of the cellulose enzyme.

1) Enzymes prefer warm water up to 60 degrees Celsius so make sure that you don’t make up large quantities of Omegazyme because it will go cold by the time you use the lot.
2) Only mix up say 5 litres at a time and that way you won’t lose the effect of the enzyme action.
3) Don’t worry if it does go cold or if you have some left over from a job. You can still use it the next job or the next day because you will have ordinary Omega even if the enzymes are dormant.
4) Enzymes are most active in the first hour they are activated in warm water so don’t delay getting the product on the floor or the upholstery.


It’s particularly effective on upholstery. We have noticed significant improvement in performance on trashed out fabrics so give that a try.

I suggest mixing up 5 litres at a time as that’s pretty well all you will need for an average 5 seater lounge.

You don’t need dwell time either. Just spray and scrub as quickly as possible. The enzymes will start to work immediately however there will be a delay before you see the final result because they do need time to digest the stains.


It’s great on any carpet particularly when it’s looking pretty ugly. It has the benefit of attacking all the common stains and soils including urine, blood, vomit etc.

OMEGAZYME features positive chemotaxis: Although these enzymes actively seek out/hunt their food sources, proteins, fats, oils, cellulose, starch and urea it’s worth noting that not all enzymes are the same. OmegaZyme has naturally occurring non- engineered species that work best in a temperature range of 5 – 50 degrees Celsius. Every attempt has been made to deliver ultimate performance out of all our cleaners and spotters so keep tuned because things are always being developed and improved. Omegazyme is just another unique weapon for you to use and enjoy.