There are an increasing amount of enzyme products coming into the market, but not all of them are what they say they are. As the leader in the enzyme product market, we want to make sure that you know what you’re looking for in an enzyme product. Here are the four questions that you should ask before committing to an enzyme formula:
IS IT REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS AN ENZYME?
Any enzyme product that claims to benefit the root zone must be registered in California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. This registration process protects consumers by authenticating products in the market.
Online databases are available to check product registration. Make sure the product is registered as an enzyme, not as a fertilizer.
ARE ENZYMES LISTED ON THE LABEL AS ACTIVE INGREDIENTS?
If enzymes are not listed on the label as active ingredients, there is no guarantee that the product contains enzymes. 3rd party lab tests required for registration validate each active ingredient before it’s claimed on the label.
ARE CLAIMS TO BENEFIT THE ROOT ZONE ON THE LABEL?
If the label does not contain claims to positively affect the root zone, it may be classified as an external equipment cleaner and should NOT be applied to your plants or nutrient mix.
DOES IT PASS THE TISSUE TEST?
The tissue test is the easiest way to check if the enzyme formula contains cellulase. Pour some product into a jar and add a sheet of tissue paper. If the tissue disintegrates after 24 hours, then it contains at least one enzyme (cellulase) that benefits your root zone.
Not sure what the tissue test is or how it works? We’ll be posting a video soon to show you how to perform one and what results to expect from an enzyme product… Stay tuned!