Frequently Asked Questions

This page covers frequently asked questions on our treatment and the enrollment process. For questions on the science behind Virta, see our Research and our list of Nutritional Ketosis FAQs.

The Virta Treatment

What is the Virta Treatment?
How does the Virta Treatment work?
What does the Virta Treatment include?
Who could benefit from the Virta Treatment?
How does the Virta app work?
Are there really no medications included in the Virta Treatment?
Why shouldn't I just try to do this on my own?
If my medication dose changes, who prescribes the new or adjusted meds for me?
What does my Virta medical provider do?
How will I interact with my Virta medical provider?
What does my Virta health coach do?
How does the personalized nutritional intervention work?
What is included in the Starter Kit?
What biomarkers will I be testing?
What sort of education and resources are in the app?
What does the patient community do?
Is calorie restriction or fasting required?
Is exercise required?
Can I join Virta if I travel extensively?
Can vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, or patients with other dietary restrictions still do Virta?


Do I need a referral from my doctor to start Virta?
I know someone else who might benefit from Virta—how can I refer them?
How does the enrollment process work?
Is there any fee to apply for Virta?
What if my medical provider or provider wants to learn more about Virta?
Who would not be a good fit for Virta?
I don't have a smartphone—can I still join Virta?
Where is the Virta Treatment available?
Where is Virta located?
How does the patient assistance program (PAP) work?
Are you accepting additional patients for Virta's clinical trial?

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