Enzyme Applications, Units and Info

Activity, Measurement and Potency


We listen to our customers and always want to help, so we have created an enzyme tool for you on our website so you can find the right kind of enzyme and potency for your project. Whether it's for a gut health supplement, to increase muscle mass, heart health or a combination we have the technical know how and tools to point you in the right direction.

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So if you want a quick comprehensive guide to enzymes, find our which one suits you and your customers, learn a bit more about them and maybe discover a few lesser known ones, then head over to our blog page.

  • Which enzyme is suitable for gut, muscle and heart applications
  • What it the optimum temperature
  • Which unit is used
  • Which potency is ideal for your project

Below is a summary, for a more detailed view of the different units used globally please see Enzyme table

Item Code Name Applications Optimum Temperature °C Optimum pH Common Units
NIGEENZ000090 Amylase 2500 SKB/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses carbohydrates (starch) into simple sugars, improving absorption and energy uptake. Applications in digestive health and weight management. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 DU / SKB
NIGEENZ000095 Amylase 5000 SKB/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses carbohydrates (starch) into simple sugars, improving absorption and energy uptake. Applications in digestive health and weight management. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 DU / SKB
NIGEENZ000101 Amylase 50000 SKB/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses carbohydrates (starch) into simple sugars, improving absorption and energy uptake. Applications in digestive health and weight management. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 DU / SKB
NIGEENZ000111 Amylase 100000 SKB/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses carbohydrates (starch) into simple sugars, improving absorption and energy uptake. Applications in digestive health and weight management. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 DU / SKB
NIGEENZ000191 Bromelain 80 GDU/g 10:1 (Pineapple) (Ananas comosus) Derived from pineapple stem, a broad specificity protease which hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Applications in meat tenderising and reducing inflammation. 40 - 60 5.0 - 8.0 GDU / PU / MCU
NIGEENZ000201 Bromelain 1200 GDU/g (Pineapple) (Ananas comosus) Derived from pineapple stem, a broad specificity protease which hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Applications in meat tenderising and reducing inflammation. 40 - 60 5.0 - 8.0 GDU / PU / MCU
NIGEENZ000202 Bromelain 2400 GDU/g (Pineapple) (Ananas comosus) Derived from pineapple stem, a broad specificity protease which hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Applications in meat tenderising and reducing inflammation. 40 - 60 5.0 - 8.0 GDU / PU / MCU
NIGEENZ000203 Bromelain 5000 GDU/g (Pineapple) (Ananas comosus) Derived from pineapple stem, a broad specificity protease which hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Applications in meat tenderising and reducing inflammation. 40 - 60 5.0 - 8.0 GDU / PU / MCU
NIGEENZ000204 Bromelain 2000 GDU/g (Pineapple) (Ananas comosus) Derived from pineapple stem, a broad specificity protease which hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Applications in meat tenderising and reducing inflammation. 40 - 60 5.0 - 8.0 GDU / PU / MCU
NIGEENZ000206 Bromelain 2500 GDU/g (Pineapple) (Ananas comosus) Derived from pineapple stem, a broad specificity protease which hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Applications in meat tenderising and reducing inflammation. 40 - 60 5.0 - 8.0 GDU / PU / MCU
NIGEENZ000208 Catalase 600 Baker/g Hydrolyses harmful hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. Applications in inflammation, anti-ageing, weight management and fat reduction. 20 - 50 5.0 - 8.0 Baker
NIGEENZ000209 Catalase 25000 CU/g Hydrolyses harmful hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. Applications in inflammation, anti-ageing, weight management and fat reduction. 20 - 50 5.0 - 8.0 CU
NIGEENZ000210 Cellulase (Trichoderma) 400 U/g Hydrolyses cellulose carbohydrate into glucose. Applications in weight management and digestive health. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 U / CU
NIGEENZ000211 Cellulase (Trichoderma) 4000 U/g Hydrolyses cellulose carbohydrate into glucose. Applications in weight management and digestive health. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 U / CU
NIGEENZ000213 Cellulase (Trichoderma) 35000 U/g Hydrolyses cellulose carbohydrate into glucose. Applications in weight management and digestive health. 40 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 U / CU
NIGEENZ000214 Chitinase 1000 U/g Hydrolyses Chitin found in yeast, fungi and algae. Applications in gut health and immune system regulation. 45 - 55 4.0 - 6.0 U / CU
NIGEENZ000215 Hemicellulase 50000 CU/g Hydrolyses hemicellulose - a cellullose component in cell walls of plants, facilitating the digetsion of fruits and vegetables. Applications in digestive and gut health. 40 - 70 4.0 - 6.0 HCU / XU
NIGEENZ000218 Chitinase 200 U/g ¤ Hydrolyses Chitin found in yeast, fungi and algae. Applications in gut health and immune system regulation. 45 - 55 4.0 - 6.0 U / CU
NIGEENZ000221 Chymotrypsin 75USP/mg ¤ Hydrolyses protein into amino acids in the small intestine. Applications in inflammation and immune system health. 35 - 55 7.5 - 9.5 USP
NIGEENZ000251 Collagenase 250000U/g Endopeptidase that hydrolyses collagen. Applications in the breakdown of collagen in damaged tissue, connective tissue repair and joint and bone health. 30 - 40 6.0 - 8.5  
NIGEENZ000261 Endopeptidase 10,000 HUT/g Breaks down protein into amino acids from the middle of the protein chain. Applications in digestive health. 20 - 40 7.0 - 8.0 HUT
NIGEENZ000265 Exopeptidase 15,000 U/g Breaks down protein into amino acids from the end of the protein chain. Applications in digestive health. 20 - 40 7.0 - 8.0  
NIGEENZ000271 Ficin (Vegetable Protease) (Ficus insipida) 250 BAPA/g (Allergen - Sulphites) Ficin is an enzyme from the Ficus insipida tree trunk. Hydrolyses protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health and immune health. 60 - 80 5.0 - 5.5 HUT / PC
NIGEENZ000301 Glucoamylase 100000 U/g Hydrolyses partially digested starch/dextrin to glucose. Applications in digestive health and energy. 50 - 60 3.0 - 4.0 AGU
NIGEENZ000305 Invertase 1000 SU/g Catalyses the breakdown of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Applications in digestive health and energy. 20 - 65 3.0 - 5.0 SU
NIGEENZ000311 Maltase 500 DP/g Hydrolyses maltose into glucose simple sugar. Applications in digestive health and energy. 20 - 50 4.0 - 8.0 DP
NIGEENZ000321 Maltase 12 DP/g Hydrolyses maltose into glucose simple sugar. Applications in digestive health and energy. 20 - 50 4.0 - 8.0 DP
NIGEENZ000385 Lactase 300 ALU/g Hydrolyses lactose into glucose and galactose. Applications in digestive health and products suitable for lactose intolerant individuals. 35 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 ALU
NIGEENZ000401 Lactase 3000 ALU/g Hydrolyses lactose into glucose and galactose. Applications in digestive health and products suitable for lactose intolerant individuals. 35 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 ALU
NIGEENZ000402 Lactase 3500 ALU/g Hydrolyses lactose into glucose and galactose. Applications in digestive health and products suitable for lactose intolerant individuals. 35 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 ALU
NIGEENZ000501 Lactase 50000 ALU/g Hydrolyses lactose into glucose and galactose. Applications in digestive health and products suitable for lactose intolerant individuals. 35 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 ALU
NIGEENZ000505 Lactase 65000 ALU/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses lactose into glucose and galactose. Applications in digestive health and products suitable for lactose intolerant individuals. 35 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 ALU
NIGEENZ000511 Lactase 100000 ALU/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses lactose into glucose and galactose. Applications in digestive health and products suitable for lactose intolerant individuals. 35 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 ALU
NIGEENZ000550 Lactoperoxidase 1000U/mg (Allergen - Milk) ¤ A peroxidase enzyme with anti-bacterial effects. Applications in mouth hygiene, immune health and digestive health. 40 - 60 3.0 - 6.0  
NIGEENZ000585 Lipase 60 U/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses lipids (fats) to fatty acids and glycerol. Applications in digestive health and weight management 30 - 50 4.0 - 7.0  
NIGEENZ000590 Lipase 1000 U/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses lipids (fats) to fatty acids and glycerol. Applications in digestive health and weight management 30 - 50 4.0 - 7.0 LU / FIP
NIGEENZ000600 Lipase 4000 FIP/g Hydrolyses lipids (fats) to fatty acids and glycerol. Applications in digestive health and weight management 30 - 50 4.0 - 7.0 LU / FIP
NIGEENZ000601 Lipase 5000 U/g Hydrolyses lipids (fats) to fatty acids and glycerol. Applications in digestive health and weight management 30 - 50 4.0 - 7.0 LU / FIP
NIGEENZ000605 Lipase 10000 U/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses lipids (fats) to fatty acids and glycerol. Applications in digestive health and weight management 30 - 50 4.0 - 7.0 LU / FIP
NIGEENZ000608 Lipase 50000 U/g (Fungal) Hydrolyses lipids (fats) to fatty acids and glycerol. Applications in digestive health and weight management 30 - 50 4.0 - 7.0 LU / FIP
NIGEENZ000610 Nattokinase 2000 FU/g A serine protease that hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Produced from "Natto" a fermented soy product in Japan. Applications in heart and circulatory health. 30 - 50 6.0 - 9.0 FU
NIGEENZ000620 Nattokinase 10000 FU/g A serine protease that hydrolyses protein to amino acids. Produced from "Natto" a fermented soy product in Japan. Applications in heart and circulatory health. 30 - 50 6.0 - 9.0 FU
NIGEENZ000801 Pancreatin 4XNF (Fungal) Naturally contains lipase, protease and amylase enzymes to digest lipids, proteins and starch. Applications in digestive health and improving the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. 30 - 55 7.0 - 9.0 XNF
NIGEENZ000811 Pancreatin 4XNF (Porcine) ¤ Naturally contains lipase, protease and amylase enzymes to digest lipids, proteins and starch. Applications in digestive health and improving the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. 30 - 55 7.0 - 9.0 XNF
NIGEENZ000901 Papain 2000 USP-U/mg (Papaya) (Carica papaya) Broad specificity protease that hydrolyses protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition. 65 - 80 5.0 - 7.0 PU
NIGEENZ000911 Papain 6000 USP-U/mg (Papaya) (Carica papaya) Broad specificity protease that hydrolyses protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition. 65 - 80 5.0 - 7.0 PU
NIGEENZ000915 Papain 30000 USP-U/mg (Papaya) (Carica papaya) Broad specificity protease that hydrolyses protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition. 65 - 80 5.0 - 7.0 PU
NIGEENZ000921 Pectinase 300 Endo-PG/g Pectinase hydrolyses pectin. Used to improve the digestion of plant based foods. Applications in digestive health. 40 - 55 4.0 - 6.0 Endo-PG
NIGEENZ000925 Pectinase 30000 U/g Pectinase hydrolyses pectin. Used to improve the digestion of plant based foods. Applications in digestive health. 40 - 55 40 - 55 Endo-PG
NIGEENZ001101 Pepsin 300NF (1:300) ¤ (Milk) Hydrolyses protein into it's amino acid constituents. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition, inceasing muscle mass. 40 - 65 2.0 - 4.0 Pepsin Units
NIGEENZ001102 Pepsin 3000NF (1:3000) ¤ (Milk) Hydrolyses protein into it's amino acid constituents. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition, inceasing muscle mass. 40 - 65 2.0 - 4.0 Pepsin Units
NIGEENZ001105 Pepsin 2500NF (1:2500) ¤ (Milk) Hydrolyses protein into it's amino acid constituents. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition, inceasing muscle mass. 40 - 65 2.0 - 4.0 Pepsin Units
NIGEENZ001111 Pepsin 2000NF (1:2000) ¤ (Milk) Hydrolyses protein into it's amino acid constituents. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition, inceasing muscle mass. 40 - 65 2.0 - 4.0 Pepsin Units
NIGEENZ001121 Pepsin 10000NF (1:10000) ¤ (Milk) Hydrolyses protein into it's amino acid constituents. Applications in digestive health and sports nutrition, inceasing muscle mass. 40 - 65 2.0 - 4.0 Pepsin Units
NIGEENZ001201 Phytase 3000 U/g Hydrolyses phytate to release phosphate, reducing the anti-nutritional effect of phytate. Allows the body to better absorb amino acids, phoshorous, calcium and energy from food. 45 - 60 4.0 - 6.0 FTU
NIGEENZ001291 Protease 3 - 300000 HUT/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 3.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001301 Protease 3 - 30000 HUT/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 3.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001401 Protease 4.5 - 50000 HUT/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 4.5 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001490 Protease 200000 HUT/g (Fungal) A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 6.0 - 8.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001501 Protease 10000 HUT/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 6.0 - 8.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001511 Protease 5000 HUT/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 6.0 - 8.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001515 Protease 12500 HUT/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 6.0 - 8.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001521 Protease (Acid) 500 SAPU/g A non-specific protein hydrolysing enzyme that breaks protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, energy and inflammation. 30 - 60 2.0 - 3.0 SAPU / HUT
NIGEENZ001601 Serrapeptase (Serratiopeptidase) Fermented 1600 U/mg - Export A proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyses proteins into amino acids. Applications in circulatory and respiratory health, inflammation, scarring, improving cold symptoms. 50 - 60 8.0 - 10 SPU
NIGEENZ001603 Serrapeptase (Serratiopeptidase) Fermented 2000 U/mg - Export A proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyses proteins into amino acids. Applications in circulatory and respiratory health, inflammation, scarring, improving cold symptoms. 50 - 60 8.0 - 10 SPU
NIGEENZ001605 Serrapeptase (Serratiopeptidase) Fermented 2200 U/mg - Export A proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyses proteins into amino acids. Applications in circulatory and respiratory health, inflammation, scarring, improving cold symptoms. 50 - 60 8.0 - 10 SPU
NIGEENZ001607 Serrapeptase (Serratiopeptidase) Fermented 2400 U/mg - Export A proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyses proteins into amino acids. Applications in circulatory and respiratory health, inflammation, scarring, improving cold symptoms. 50 - 60 8.0 - 10 SPU
NIGEENZ001651 Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Bovine 8000 U/g ¤ Breaks down potentially harmful oxygen molecules in cells. Applications in injury recovery and immune health. 30 - 45 7.0 - 9.0  
NIGEENZ001655 Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Bovine 50 U/g ¤ Breaks down potentially harmful oxygen molecules in cells. Applications in injury recovery and immune health. 30 - 45 7.0 - 9.0  
NIGEENZ001701 Sucrase 1000 SU/g Catalyses the breakdown of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Applications in digestive health and energy. 20 - 65 3.0 - 5.0  
NIGEENZ001705 Sucrase 0.15SU/g Catalyses the breakdown of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Applications in digestive health and energy. 20 - 65 3.0 - 5.0  
NIGEENZ001711 Invertase Sucrase 10000 SU/g Catalyses the breakdown of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Applications in digestive health and energy. 20 - 65 3.0 - 5.0 SU
NIGEENZ001751 Trypsin 250USP/mg ¤ Proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyses protein into amino acids. Applications in digestive health, muscle repair and injury recovery. 35 - 60 7.0 - 9.0 USP
NIGEENZ003001 Ox Bile Powder CP2010 ¤ Applications in digestive health and weight management 20 - 65 6.0 - 7.0  

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