Magnesium is one of the main minerals involved in hundreds of functions in our body

In case of lack of this mineral, some side effects will appear.

Here are five signs that you may be deficient in magnesium.

Dizziness or vomiting

If the body lacks magnesium, dizziness or even vomiting may appear, and this is because this mineral is also involved in the execution of some brain functions.

"Our gastrointestinal nerves may not be working properly and this can lead to dizziness," explains nutritionist Dana Ellis Hunnes.

She adds that vomiting is often a side effect of nausea, and vomiting makes us lose even more magnesium.

Loss of appetite

Magnesium deficiency can also affect your appetite.

This can be a direct result of nausea.

However, magnesium deficiency can also affect the nerves in such a way that the nerves associated with the feeling of hunger work less efficiently.

Lack of energy

Magnesium plays an important role in cell metabolism – the process by which nutrients are converted into energy.

"If we're low in magnesium, we become less effective and efficient in this conversion," explains Hunnes, adding that anything to the end can lead to feelings of weakness, sluggishness and fatigue.


Numbness or tingling in the limbs is one of the most serious signs of magnesium deficiency.

Difficulty with sensation in the hands or feet or tingling may be the result of low magnesium levels.


Cramps can occur due to an imbalance of electrolyte minerals such as magnesium, as well as sodium, potassium or calcium, writes Live strong.

"Cramps can also occur when low magnesium levels cause nerves in the body to fail, causing muscles to contract and cause cramps," says Hunnes.