The various immune factors such as antibodies, growth factors and hormones should be emphasized first. These ingredients with their of bio-active immune competence make colostrum a very special kind of food. They provide much more than basic nourishment; they also offer essential components with significant effects and benefits on body metabolism and body health. Yet any disease-related statements or health claims in connection with colostrum as food supplement are prohibited. The Swiss and European food law prohibit the use of any health promises in general..
In its decision (BGE 127 II 91) the Federal Supreme Court comments on the slogan "milk gives strong bones" as follows:
It is forbidden to use indications referring to a preventive or curative effect of food in relation to a human disease.
References to the effect of additives or of essential or nutritionally useful substances in food for reasons of public health and to the special purpose or nutritional effect of special foods are permitted.