Hi. I use Red Mill Baking Soda with pure ascorbic acid powder (not ascorbate)
The recipe I was told for good health and alkalinity is:
1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder (5000 mg)
1/2 teaspoon of non-aluminum baking SODA
I mix it together in a 12-16 oz glass of water and drink it every morning upon waking and at night before sleeping. I sometimes take it in the middle of the day as well.
It really works! To me, the premise is alkalinity. It makes the body more alkaline plus it bombards the system with vitamin C which is one of the best anti-oxidants (and we DON'T produce it ourselves like most other mammals)
I hardly ever have outbreaks, but the couple times I have it has been after letting my health slip a bit. Usually I will eat crappy food for a bit, perhaps drink a little wine or beer, etc.
For me, besides the alkaline potion, it has been elimiating all acidic elements from my life and embracing exercise, breathing, and meditation which has helped me keep the H in check.