IUH Trial ChartsDiabetes Threshold5678910Baseline10 Weeks9.07.26.26.95.86.1Average HbA1c (%)Baseline HbA1c (%)7.5n=966.5–7.4n=95<6.5n=47 IUH Trial Charts100%80%60%40%20%0%Percent of users with dosage change93%86%60%57%30%28%100%75%11%6%87%36%93%90%EliminatedReducedInsulinsSulfonylureasSGLT-2 InhibitorsDPP-4 InhibitorsGLP-1 Receptor AgonistsThiazolidinedionesMetforminn=78n=62n=29n=4n=30n=43n=193 IUH Trial ChartsBaseline10 Weeksaverage decrease in triglycerides22%20016018012014010080Time in Virta ClinicAverage triglycerides (mg·dL-¹)185145 IUH Trial Charts01098765Weeks in Virta Clinic43210%-5%-10%-15%Body weight loss-7.2% Diabetes Reversal (1 year) Virta 60% Bariatric Surgery40% Usual Care1% A1c Improments (1 year) Virta-1.3% Usual Care+0.1% Medication Reductions (1 year) 94% A1c at 10 weeks and 1 year Months on Virta 6.0% 0 3 6 9 12 6.5% Diabetes Threshold 7.0% 7.5% 8.0% Average HbA1c 7.6%Baseline 6.5%10 weeks 6.3%1 year Weight loss at 10 weeks and 1 year Months on Virta -15% 0 3 6 9 12 -5% Clinically Significant Weight Loss -10% 0% Weight Loss (as % of starting body weight) -12%1 year -7%10 weeks

How can Virta help me?

Reduce your blood
sugar and A1c

Eliminate costly
diabetes medications

Lose weight and
regain energy

Get back to doing
the things you love

How much is Virta?

$370 per month

for one year

With a one-time $500 initiation fee paid upfront.

$199 per month for subsequent years.

*Note: several employers and health plans already cover the full cost of Virta, and we are working with many more to ensure coverage for all. If you are unsure about coverage, submit an application to find out more!

What kind of results can I expect on Virta?

Our peer-reviewed, published research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes reversal can happen fast—and our results last.

Decrease Medications

87%

of insulin users reduced or
eliminated usage after 10 weeks

Reverse Diabetes

60%

of patients reversed their
type 2 diabetes after 1 year*

Lower A1c

1.0%

Average HbA1c reduction
after 10 weeks

Weight loss without low-calorie diets or surgery

Our patients quickly lose clinically significant amounts of weight, and are able to sustain or improve upon their initial losses. After 1 year, patients achieved an average weight loss of 30lbs.

*Note that % reversal is defined as the % of patients with HbA1c less than 6.5% who are taking no glycemic control medications or only metformin.

What's included in the price?

Continuous physician supervision

Your Virta Physician is your new metabolic health specialist, and will coordinate as needed with your primary care physician.

Unlike traditional healthcare, where patients only check in with their physician a couple of times a year, our team of board-certified physicians provides around-the-clock monitoring and care. This allows us to safely adjust your medications and care plan in real time.

Personalized dietary guidance and health coaching

Your Virta Health Coach is your on-demand nutritionist, accountability partner, and cheerleader all in one! Whether you need help jumpstarting stalled weight loss, understanding your protein requirements, or just need a bit more encouragement, they are there to guide you to success.

Unlike traditional coaching services, where you only see your coach once a week or month, your Virta Health Coach is always just a message away!

All the supplies you need

Virta provides you with everything you need to track your progress, including a bodyweight scale that uploads data to our app automatically, a blood pressure cuff for some patients, and a meter with glucose and ketone strips, lancets, and swabs.

Unlike other interventions, the cost of your starter kit and refill supplies needed for Virta is fully included in the price.

Biomarker tracking and curated resources

Virta puts a clinic in your pocket, accessible to you when you need it most — no waiting rooms and no lines.

Our app collects your biomarker data, like blood glucose, blood ketones, weight, and blood pressure to help your care team adjust the Virta Treatment around your individual biochemistry.

Through a series of videos and games, you'll learn how to make the necessary dietary changes sustainable and enjoyable. The app also provides access to a curated library of recipes, guides, and meal plans fit for any dietary preference.

Private patient community

Membership to Virta's private patient community is included in the price, but participation is optional. Those that choose to join can connect with other Virta patients to find support and share tips in a positive, moderated environment.

Patient Spotlight

Before Virta, Mark had lived with type 2 diabetes for 17 years. He kept having to take more medications, but wasn’t getting any better. He couldn’t enjoy activities with his grandkids.

A1c Reduced

from 8.3 to 5.6 (below diabetic level)

Off Insulin

and removed 4 other diabetic medications

Lost 82 lbs

and doesn’t have sleep apnea anymore

Lowered BP

and removed all blood pressure medications

How does Virta approach nutritional ketosis?

While there are many ways to achieve ketosis, Virta uses its own, proprietary, clinically-tested high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate protocol.

Focus on real, whole foods

Virta does not sell frozen meals or replacement shakes

Make your own ketones

No exogenous ketones or MCT supplements are required

No calorie restriction or fasting

Eat until you feel satisfied—no calorie counting necessary

No required exercise

While exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, it is not required to achieve nutritional ketosis

Doctors love working with Virta

Primary care providers communicate regularly with Virta to ensure continuity of care and long term success.

Dr. Mark Savant
Internal Medicine, Private Practice
Dr. Rachel Meek
Preventive Medicine Physician

Have questions about Virta?

You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to us at support@virtahealth.com!
  • Who could benefit from the Virta Treatment?

    The Virta Treatment is designed to improve metabolic health by treating insulin resistance, and can reverse metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

  • How does the Virta app work?

    Everything you need to learn, practice, or measure will be presented to you daily through a custom online experience, which can be accessed through a desktop or mobile app:

    • Educational Content: step-by-step, interactive video guides teach the science and concepts behind Virta.
    • Phases: custom goals help turn new learnings into long-term, sustainable habits.
    • Biomarker Tracking: as a Virta patient, you will log your biomarker data regularly, which will guide your Virta health coach and physician’s continuous remote care plan and ensure your safety and success.
    • Chat: secure communication with your Health Coach gives you the space to ask, discuss, and troubleshoot the personal questions you need answered in order to be successful.
    • Practical Resources: access to practical resources likes food lists, recipes, how-to guides, and webinars.

  • Are there really no medications included in the Virta Treatment?

    No. Virta is focused on getting you metabolically healthy and off your diabetes and blood pressure medications.

  • Why shouldn’t I just try to do this on my own?

    • Safety: if you are on any sort of blood sugar or blood pressure lowering medication, you need continuous remote medical supervision. The rapid improvements from ketosis in conjunction with these medications can create hypoglycemic and hypotensive episodes, meaning your medications will need to be adjusted on a day-to-day basis.
    • Success: figuring out how to optimize your metabolic health is difficult - and you can’t become an expert overnight! Having a Virta medical team there to answer your questions, provide expert feedback on your data and progress, and make personalized recommendations will ensure that you achieve the maximum benefit from ketosis.
    • Sustainability: to make a genuine and long-lasting lifestyle change, it helps tremendously to have a physician, coach, and community of patients supporting you along each step of your journey.

  • Is calorie restriction or fasting required?

    The Virta perspective on intermittent fasting is that is not necessary to achieve metabolic health. The Virta Treatment does not expect patients to count or restrict calories.

  • Is exercise required?

    Exercise is not required for success on Virta. We encourage you to choose whatever level of physical activity you desire.

  • Can I join Virta if I travel extensively?

    Yes! Because our treatment is accessed digitally, as long as you have internet access, you’ll have access to all of our resources and your dedicated Health Coach. We can also provide recommendations and meal ideas as you navigate airports, restaurants, room service, and much more.

  • Do I need a referral from my doctor to start Virta?

    No referral is required for Virta - just go to www.virtahealth.com/apply to start your application.

  • Is there any fee to apply for Virta?

    There is no fee to apply—the treatment cost for Virta is not paid until after the entire enrollment process is complete and you are ready to start treatment! For patients who are covered through their employer-sponsored health plans, there is no treatment cost.

  • Where is the Virta Treatment available?

    The Virta Treatment is currently only available in the United States, with the exception of Louisiana (temporarily). If you live in another country, please still reach out to us at support@virtahealth.com to be added to our waitlist!

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Our Supporting Research

1. Hallberg SJ, McKenzie AL, Williams P, et al. Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes at One Year: An Open Label, Non-Randomized, Controlled Study. Diabetes Ther. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9

2. McKenzie AL, Hallberg SJ, Creighton BC, et al. A Novel Intervention Including Individualized Nutritional Recommendations Reduces Hemoglobin A1c Level, Medication Use, and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes. JMIR Diabetes. 2017;2(1):e5 DOI:10.2196/diabetes.6981

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