I havent got a scientific answer for you.
All I know is this:
1) All of my guns run without issue with it applied (1911, AR, J-Frame, several bolt actions)
2) They SEEM to clean up easier than when I used hoppes.
3) Its non-toxic, and doesnt stink up the room im cleaning in like CLP or break free does.
4) The above 3 reasons are reason enough for me :)
Also for 10$, the little tub I bought has lasted for 5 months so far and im not even 1/4 of the way through it. A little goes a long ways.