Micronutrient Laboratories



Micronutrient Laboratories Ltd. was founded by a world-renowned expert with over 30 years of industry experience in micronutrient formulation, design, and production. Micronutrient Laboratories Ltd. is an indigenous science and technology company positioned to design, produce, and deliver micronutrient powder and other active ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and other specialty ingredient industries.

What Make Us Special – Our Product Competitive Advantage

  • Produced locally to world-class standards 

  • Readily available without importation challenges

  • Purchase value enhances Nigeria’s economy

  • Transparency and Integrity

  • Collaborative team work and partnerships

  • Aligns with public health directives

Our Approach

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DR. K. Acholonu



Founder/ Chief Innovation Officer

Dr K. Acholonu is a pioneer of the food fortification Industry in Nigeria. An expert in the formulation, design, and production of micronutrient premixes and blends. He has over 35 years of industry experience in the micronutrient sphere. Dr. K. Acholonu bagged a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Howard University in Washington, DC, in 1970, a Doctorate in organic Chemistry from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, in 1975, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1976.

Extensive business and financial management training was obtained at Lagos Business School (CEP-6) in 1996, the JFK School of Government at Harvard University in Boston in 2002, INSEAD Business School in Fontainbleau, France, in 2002 and a recipient of the Gerald Clark Blue Ribbon award for food fortification by UNICEF and CANET in the same year. He attended Finance for Nonfinancial Executives at Harvard Business School in 2009, and the Stanford Seed Training Program for CEOs in 2014.

Dr K.  Acholonu is an internationally renowned scientist who published three patents in the United States of America (Page 66 of “Black Inventors written by Keith C. Holmes). The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) bestowed him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and was enlisted as a Fellow of The African Scientific Institute in July 2020.


“To localize the knowledge and best practices for nutrition and wellness, for improved human development index.”


“To be the most innovative and valuable micronutrient technology provider in Africa”

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 take Cognito® Instant MNP alone. For optimal results, it should be added directly to the meal.

  • 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.


I have a lot of testimonials concerning the use of COGNITO Micronutrient Powder. Children who are malnourished have regained their health. Children who couldn’t stand on their own were able to stand and also walk. Children who were able to overcome the delayed IQ impairment. Children with a loss of appetite were able to overcome their health challenges and much more. Many mothers have shown appreciation for introducing them to COGNITO micronutrient powder because their children recover quickly through its use.

I recommend COGNITO Micronutrient Powder to all children in Akwa Ibom State.




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