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Cognito® Instant MNP, Micronutrient Laboratories Limited’s (MLL) flagship product has impacted over 350,000 children across Nigeria. This unique formulation is produced with the highest Food Safety Standards and it is NAFDAC (A8-4768) approved and MANCAP (FT-12799)-certified by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).

Cognito® Instant MNP is a special blend of 15 essential micronutrients (10 vitamins and 5 minerals) in a 1-gram serving size. One sachet of Cognito® Instant MNP provides 100% of the Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) for a child between the age of 6 months to 59 months (6 months – 5 years). Other family members can also enjoy the nutritious goodness contained in Cognito® Instant MNP.

Dietary food supplements such as Cognito® Instant MNP are intended to enhance the nutritional content of most Nigerian staples that lack the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for the overall well-being, growth and development of the body.

In line with our commitment to reduce micronutrient deficiency and also maintain the nutritional status of the populace, MLL ensures rapid supply and delivery of Cognito® Instant MNP across Nigeria and Africa.


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Cognito® Instant Micronutrient Powder was produced as an intervention strategy in the fight against micronutrient deficiency, especially in children under five which is the most crucial stage of a child’s life. Malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45 percent of all deaths of under-five children in Nigeria. Cognito® Instant MNP is designed to support and boost the immune system in the short, medium and long-term.


Through our partnerships with NGOs, healthcare professionals and institutions, we continue to provide necessary support for families all over Nigeria.


To ensure national micronutirent and vitamin security, especially with the potential challenges of food shortages and malnutrition among children, we make deliveries nationwide with 48 to 96 hours delivery timeline.


Cognito® Instant MNP is a bioavailable micronutrient solution designed and produced to meet both local and international standards. It is MANCAP certified by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Frequently Asked Questions

Cognito® Instant MNP is used in the prevention and management of malnutrition. These symptoms of malnutrition manifest as a weakened immune system, stunted growth, and mental imbalance (slow learning) which, in extreme cases could lead to death. Cognito® Instant MNP was developed to fight Vitamin A deficiency, Anemia, Zinc, and Iron as well as other micronutrient deficiencies, especially in vulnerable groups.

The primary target for Cognito® Instant MNP is children between 6 months to 59 months (6 months-5 years) after the successful completion of 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding. Pregnant women, lactating mothers and other family members can also gain much-needed nutritional value from Cognito® Instant MNP.

A sachet of Cognito® Instant MNP is sprinkled directly into the portion/dish for a child, mixed properly, and then served to eat.

Cognito® Instant MNP is not a drug; it is part of your daily food component. It makes up for vitamins and minerals lacking in our everyday staple foods which is why it is added directly to ready-to-eat meals (point of use).

  • It is not advisable to add Cognito® Instant MNP in the general bowl of soup for the whole family but rather, it should be added to the food served per child as the nutrients in Cognito® Instant MNP 1 gram sachet is sufficient for one child only.

  • Also, Cognito® Instant MNP should not be added while cooking. It should also not be added to very hot meals as vitamins and minerals are unstable at high temperatures.

We recommend Cognito® Instant MNP as the nutrients stored in the powder complement the nutrients we get in our everyday meals. It is sufficient to prevent and manage micronutrient deficiencies in children.

Adults can take Cognito® Instant MNP (2 sachets) to compensate for their larger body weight and higher RNI.

Meals to which Cognito® Instant MNP have been added must be finished at a sitting. To make it easier, separate a portion of the served meal that can be consumed immediately, then add Cognito® Instant MNP, stir and eat before continuing with the remaining portion.

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