RID-X Commercial Septic Tank System Treatment contains billions of 100% natural active bacteria and enzymes that have been scientifically proven to digest household waste. By adding RID-X®, you restore the delicate balance of beneficial bacteria and enzymes that are needed to help keep your system operating at full efficiency. Its dual-action formula contains advanced enzymes that start working immediately to break down household waste and patented 100% natural bacteria that work continuously to produce more enzymes to prevent disgusting, expensive septic system failures and backups! RID-X contains bacteria that produce the following enzymes, scientifically proven to break down household septic waste: Cellulase breaks down toilet paper, vegetable matter and some foods. Lipase breaks down fats, oils and grease. Protease breaks down proteins. Amylase breaks down starches.