Taurox is a homeopathic medicine composed of carbobenzoxy beta-alanyl-taurine or COBAT. Taurox-SB is the commonly used brand name for this drug. It was discovered by a team of doctors lead by Floyd Taub and others. Taurox-SB is prepared using two amino-acid molecules, taurine and beta-alanine. The discovery of Taurox-SB started whilst searching for a compound that would be safe and yet effective in the treatment of cancer. Treatment of cancer by drugs is called chemotherapy. Chemotherapy involves the use of powerful drugs that have terrible and often lethal adverse effects on the human body. These include hair loss, wasting, malaise, weakness, loss of appetite, etc. It was during this research that Floyd Taub discovered a powerful molecule that was a thousand to 1 million times more potent than any other anti-fatigue compound. This molecule was named COBAT/ Taurox-SB. One of the most interesting elements of this discovery was that the compound was very safe and very potent. Floyd and others found that this molecule used the body’s own defenses to fight the fatigue that was associated with very serious illnesses such as cancer. This discovery spurred them to try this drug for various debilitating illnesses from cancer to myocardial infarction. The results were extremely encouraging. The drug COBAT/ Taurox-SB was effective in reducing the fatigue in most cases, and that too at very low doses. However the drug did not treat the illnesses that caused the fatigue.
How does the COBAT molecule work?
COBAT/ Taurox-SB is not a stimulant of the immune system. It functions by modulating the immune system of the body. It is now known that the immune mechanism is controlled by chemicals released by the body called cytokines. COBAT/ Taurox-SB acts by regulating the uncontrolled actions of the cytokines. It has been found that there are more than a dozen cytokines and immune cell types that interact with each other. COBAT/ Taurox-SB helps regulate this interaction to get an optimal immune response. Cytokines act like neurotransmitters or cellular level messenger molecules. These molecules tend to control both the type and level of immune activity. Failure of adequate communication between the immune cells and the messengers (cytokines) results in sub-optimal immune response and the result is a failure of the immune system. Current research points to the existence of two types of immune responses – Th1 and Th2. It has been found that Th1 responses fight cancer, viruses, and pathogens. However, improper Th2 responses are found to be the causative factor for autoimmune diseases and the production of toxic auto-antibodies. This is where cytokines play a crucial role. They mediate an optimal immune response that prevents fatigue and helps the body win the battle against disease. When deficient or improper in response, cytokine action is modulated by COBAT/ Taurox-SB to produce an adequate immune response. The result is relief from the crippling effects of fatigue and more energy to fight the real disease.