Nope, it's not addictive. All it does is restore your hormone levels to where they would be if you had sufficient Iodine
in the first place. I also think that part of the reason for the 'rush' sensation is release of 02- you experts know better than me, but it's similar to drinking H202, which is why I think that's in play. Also not addictive, oxygen is necessary to make your cells produce energy, and somewhere along the line that's been interfered with.
Other problem is detox, because the Iodine
pushes out the halogens, bromine and flouride, that are in the receptors normally filled by iodine. The pushed out stuff winds up free in you system, causing all sorts of problems, until you get rid of it. Hence, the other goodies that you are supposed to be taking when you use iodine. They take care of the freed up halogens that are not doing what they are supposed to be doing in your body.
Living is as polluted environment as we do, coming towards healthy can seem really wierd. My husband is currently taking what is hopefully a vacation from Iodine
because the callous on his hands is breaking up, and he's a jeweler, and he picks up hot metal and burns himself, but he can't feel it because of the heavy layer of callous he's built up. I'm hoping he decides that he doesn't regularly have to burn tissue to do his job, but he's got his own way of doing things, don't know what he'll do.
To be addictive, there has to be either a physical or psychological dependency, which causes withdrawal symptoms. An expample of a drug that causes physcial dependency is valium, it's a benzodiazapam, when you stop taking it, you really get a big physcial reaction, if it's at a high level enough to have the person need to be in a hospital. Gambling is a psychologically addictive activity, the actions in gambling cause such emotional highs and lows that the addicted person literally goes through a physical withdrawal when they stop.
So, nope iodine isn't addictive.