Frequently Asked Questions about KEMZYME® MAP


KEMZYME® MAP is stabilized multi-enzyme formulation developed by Kemin to improve the digestibility of raw materials, increase the nutrient level, improve animal performance and finally to reduce the cost of production. It is based on Kemin patented multi-amylase and multi-protease enzyme system along with NSP enzymes

What is the composition of KEMZYME® MAP?

KEMZYME® MAP was developed based on the concept of three enzyme pillars.

3 Pillars of Enzymes in KEMZYME® MAP

What do you mean by three pillars of enzymes in KEMZYME® MAP?

KEMZYME® MAP contains three group of enzymes namely, NSP enzymes, muli-amylase and multi-protease. Each group of enzymes has different individual enzyme activities to improve the nutrient digestion.

Activities of Different Groups of Enzymes

What makes KEMZYME® MAP different from other enzymes?

Over the years, Kemin has built up an extensive enzyme activities database including main enzyme activities as well as side activities. All the enzyme raw materials used in KEMZYME® MAP were screened and selected by Kemin from the database of over 100 enzymes.

Most enzymes focus on optimizing energy and amino acids components of feed rations through traditional NSP enzyme, amylase, and protease. Kemin stepped further to bring important science to improve starch and amino acids digestibility through its multi-amylase and multi-protease technology along with NSP enzymes.

Difference Between KEMZYME Map and Other Enzymes

  • KEMZYME® MAP is the most innovative multi-enzyme product currently in the market.
  • It targets all bonds in the starch structure.
  • It complements protein digestion at all parts of the digestive tract.

How does the multi-amylase in KEMZYME® MAP work?

Dietary starch is a polymer made up of glucose, linked by two type of bonds – α 1,4 and α 1,6. Each bond has been classified as “endo” and “exo” based on location in the molecule. To maximize starch digestion, both the bonds have to be hydrolyzed from all sides. Multi-amylase system (α amylase, gluco amylase, and pullulanase) ensure the breakage of exo and endo bonds to achieve better starch digestibility. 

How Does the Multi Amylase in KEMZYME MAP Work?

How does multi-protease in KEMZYME® MAP work?

Many commercial feed enzymes use “neutral protease” enzyme for the improvement of protein utilization in animal diets. Kemin’s patented multi-protease system (acidic, neutral and alkaline proteases) demonstrated that combined application of acidic, neutral and alkaline proteases releases more amino acids and significantly improve the bioavailability of nitrogen in vivo. 

Multi-Protease model for Animal System

What types of raw materials perform better with KEMZYME® MAP?

KEMZYME® MAP was tested for its efficacy with different types of raw materials used in Asian countries. KEMZYME® MAP shows a good response in corn, corn gluten meal, DDGS, feather meal, fish meal, meat cum bone meal, rapeseed meal, rice bran, wheat, cassava, soybean meal, etc. KEMZYME® MAP is suitable for all types of raw materials (multi – substrate) and best response seen with alternative raw materials.  

Is KEMZYME® MAP tested for use in other animal species apart from Swine?

Currently, KEMZYME® MAP has been tested in commercial layers and broilers apart from swine.

Can KEMZYME® MAP be used in all phases of swine production?

Yes. KEMZYME® MAP can be used in all phases of swine production.

What are the Application Guide, Matrix Values, and Economic Benefits of KEMZYME® MAP?

250 g per ton of feed:

For on-top application (ROI 1: 6)

For reformulation with ME values (60 Kcal) – Saves $3 per ton

500 g per ton of feed:

For reformulation with ME & AAs matrix values

(ME: 60 Kcal. 0.5% Crude Protein) – Saves $7 to 8 per ton


Matrix Values

KEMZYME® MAP at the recommended dosage of 500 g per ton of feed could spare 60 Kcal of ME and 0.5% of Crude Protein. This energy and protein sparing effect translate into cost savings of $6 to 8 USD per ton of feed and are achieved without any compromise on animal performance.



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