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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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“Nigeria is one of the 12 countries that represent the epicenter of global nutrition crisis”

 UNICEF 2023


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 micronutrient powder (Cognito® Instant MNP) is a single-serve blend of 15 essential micronutrients (10 vitamins and 5 minerals). When a 1-gram sachet of Cognito® Instant MNP is added to the complementary foods of children 6 months to 59 months (6 months - 5 years of age), it helps to improve the nutritive content of such foods and provides a 100% Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) for children within that age group.

  • Cognito® Instant MNP is added to any semi-solid food and porridge at the point of consumption.

  • It is an easy and cheap form of food fortification (home fortification) and does not affect the taste, colour or texture of the food to which it is added.

  • Older children and adults can also benefit from the nutritive goodness contained in Cognito® Instant MNP.

Cognito® Instant MNP can be added to any semi-solid foods and porridges including pap, oats, cereals, soups and so on.

It is not advisable to add Cognito® Instant MNP to beverages as the tannin content of the beverage reacts with the iron content in Cognito® Instant MNP and may cause discolouration. Though this is not harmful when taken, discoloured food is not appealing to the eyes.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that children be breastfed exclusively for six (6) months after which complementary feeding and Cognito® Instant MNP can be introduced. One (1) sachet per day or every other day is recommended i.e. a pack of 30 sachets is to be consumed between 30 to 60 days.

Cognito® Instant MNP should be stored in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and at a temperature not more than 250

Yes, Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins, however, including Cognito® Instant MNP in meals ensures your children do not miss out on daily recommended nutrient intake.

  • Vitamins and minerals are unstable at high temperatures hence exposure to Cognito® Instant MNP (already added to food) at such temperature could result in discoloration of the food which is not visually appealing. However, this does not affect its nutritional value.

  • This discolouration also applies to leaving the food with Cognito® for more than 30 minutes.

Cognito® Instant MNP can be purchased from our online store, supermarkets and shops near you. For bulk commercial purchases, you can contact us via a call or email. Kindly view our contact page for more details.

Once you forget to use Cognito® Instant MNP on a specific day, it is not advisable to double the use. The Cognito® Instant MNP provides the recommended nutrients for each day.

Cognito® Instant MNP should only be used when an underlying ailment has been fully treated and medications completed.

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