The Virta Treatment focuses on helping patients get into nutritional ketosis, which is a metabolic state in which your body is primarily burning fat for energy, instead of burning the sugar from carbs. When you are burning fat efficiently, your body will also begin to produce molecules called ketones, which can act as both fuel and like endogenous hormones. Virta focuses on inducing nutritional ketosis using whole, real foods and a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate intake. Since everyone is different, the Virta care team provides personalized recommendations based on your biomarker data (e.g. blood glucose and ketones) to determine if you are consuming an appropriate amount of fat, protein, and carbs for your specific biochemistry.