Spirulina is being considered as one of the nutritionally enriched naturally occurring foods consisting of proteins, minerals, and vitamins. The alga contains active phytochemicals possessing immense prophylactic and therapeutic properties without exerting any toxicity or adverse effects. Spirulina, as a rich source of antioxidants, combats oxidant damage and protects against drug-induced nephrotoxicity. Further, a thorough pharmacological characterization of the active phytochemical constitutents of Spirulina will establish the therapeutical potential of the natural products of the alga. Spriulina also offers a promising pharmacological intervention strategy in the humans encountering the clinical drug-induced nephrotoxicity caused by therapeutics during transplantation and cancer treatment. Needless to mention, extensive preclinical and clinical studies are warranted to establish the nutritional values, pharmacological uses, safety, efficacy, and nephroprotective role of Spirulina and its phytochemical constituents in scenarios of nephrotoxicity in patients receiving the nephrotoxic life-saving therapeutic drugs.
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